Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.41
Liaison Jillian Leach
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.12 / 4.00 Tray Robinson
Diversity & Inclusion Office
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

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

CELT Diversity Track.
Diversity Academy.
Diversity Certificate Program
Conversations on Diversity.
Diversity Summit.
Summer Bridge Mentors.
Multi-cultural Welcome Receptions.
Building Bridges newsletter.
Confronting our Biases.
Strategies for Avoiding Bias in Hiring
Diverse and Inclusive Teaching Website.
Faculty Learning Communities.
Undocumented Student Ally Training's

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

TRIO programs.
Cash For College.
Summer Bridge.
Chico STEM Connections Collaborative (CSC2)

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 targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

MESA Schools Program.
Chico Student Success Center Partnerships.
Financial Aid Outreach.
Recruiter housed in Southern California

A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Presidents Promise Scholarship

Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

The Osher scholarships are for reentry students whose studies were interrupted for at least five years by circumstances beyond their control, and who now want to resume their studies at CSU, Chico. http://rce.csuchico.edu/osherscholarship

A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

The Associated Students Child Development Lab provides childcare for children of students, staff and faculty within the University community. Children of students are given first priority. Community families are also welcome when space is available.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

Elder College. Persons age 60 and over can register to take Chico State classes on a non-credit, space-available basis with the permission of the instructor.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), is a peer-led, learning in retirement organization that offers a wide variety of non-credit classes and activities for adults, age 50+ or retired

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):

Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students (0-100):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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