Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.61
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date June 30, 2011
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California State University, Channel Islands
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Damien Pena
Dean of Students
Student Affairs
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

CI’s first federal TRIO program, Educational Talent Search Program (ETS), has increased retention and graduation rates of 600 first-generation, low-income middle and secondary school students in the local community, prompting more of these students to enroll in post secondary education. CI’s Student Support Services (SSS) program provides its program participants with a wide array of resources and services like time and stress management, study skills, goal setting, and access to academic and career counseling, to name a few.

A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

The goal of CI’s Student Support Services (SSS) program is to increase retention and graduation rates of low-income, first-generation college students by providing academic, financial and guidance assistance. It serves to ease the transition from high school to a successful post-secondary school experience. CI meets the stringent program requirements which mandate that 56% of its students meet the eligibility criteria for TRIO programs.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

College for a Day: Imagine, Believe, Achieve provides staff and faculty the opportunity to serve 3-8 grade migrant students and their families through a five-hour program held once an academic year. Training is provided for staff participants, and faculty meet to discuss and create the curriculum for the parent component. While this is not a program directed at preparing staff and faculty to work with low-income students, through participation staff and faculty are exposed to and provide services to K-8 grade students from low-income backgrounds.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

University Outreach has made a commitment to motivating and informing K-8 grade students about the steps to get in to college since 2004. We are committed to serving our local service area and can provide data by area and numbers served over the last two and a half years. That being said, we believe all of the programs that we currently provide prepare K-8 students from low-income backgrounds for higher education – be it through a simple campus visit, or a 5-hour intentional program facilitated by CI student volunteers. Please see the list below:

1. Pathway to College Campus Visit Program – field trip to CI
2. Self-Guided Campus Tour – field trip to CI
3. CI Rep Visit Program – classroom visit
4. COMM-Unity 101 School Site Visit Program – classroom visit
5. College for a Day: Imagine, Believe, Achieve - event
6. Super Sunday – event

A comprehensive outline of each of these programs is provided on the University Outreach website at www.csuci.edu/universityoutreach.

A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

The CSU/Edison Scholars Program has been established by a partner between five California State University campuses and Edison International. The purpose of this scholarship is to increase the number of low income and first generation transfer students earning degrees in technical fields. These funds will provide scholarships to community college students who transfer to one of five CSU institutions. Information is available at http://www.csuci.edu/financialaid/scholarships.htm.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

While we do not provide an educational program for parents of low-income college students, we do provide a program for parents of K-12 grade students to inform them of how to support their student through their current education while instilling a message about the importance of postsecondary education. This program is called Parent Institute for Quality Education, PIQE, and each calendar year CI serves 5 local schools. PIQE is a nonprofit organization contracted through the Chancellor’s Office. Information is available at www.piqe.org.

A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

Currently, we do not have an established practice for recruiting schools to participate in our various events. We operate on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of College for a Day: Imagine, Believe, Achieve which is a Ventura County-wide application process and Super Sunday, which the Chancellor’s Office dictates which churches we attend in our services area. Most of the schools we serve annually have the majority of their students on free or reduced cost lunch programs.

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

Requirements for admission to CSU Channel Islands (CI) are in accordance with Title 5, Chapter 1, Subchapter 3, of the California Code of Regulations. http://www.csuci.edu/academics/catalog/2010-2011/Sec-3_Admission-Procedures-and-Policies.pdf -- From the 2010-2011 CSU Channel Islands catalog.

A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

Financial Aid programs available at CI include: Federal Pell Grant, ACG, SMART, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, State University Grant, Cal Gran and Institutional Scholarships. Information regarding Financial Aid programs can be found at http://www.csuci.edu/financialaid/index.htm.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

Information on CI Administrative Policies is available at http://policy.csuci.edu/.

The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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