Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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STARS v1.2

California State University, Chico
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Tray Robinson
Diversity & Inclusion Office
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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:

Upward Bound
Upward Bound Math / Science
Student Support Services
Educational Talent Search

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

Participate in Federal and State financial aid programs. Reduced up-front cost for enrollment confirmation deposit, housing deposit, summer orientation.

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

CELT Diversity Track.
Diversity Academy.
Conversations on Diversity.
Diversity Summit.
Summer Bridge Mentors.
Multi-cultural Welcome Receptions.
Building Bridges newsletter.

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

TRIO programs.
Cash For College.
Summer Bridge.

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

Vast majority of institution's scholarships are targeted towards low income students. TRIO programs also offer scholarships.

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

Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) provides curriculum for elementary, middle, high school parents.
TRIO Programs & MESA.
Steps for College.

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

MESA Schools Program.
Chico Student Success Center Partnerships.
Financial Aid Outreach.

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

Coordinate across campus with various programs and departments.

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

Dedicated Financial Aid Officer for EOP. Target Priority 1 (historically disadvantaged, low income, first-generation). Provide outreach year-round.

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

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

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