Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.84
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date May 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Fullerton
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.36 / 4.00 Danny Duong
Associate Director
Office of Financial Aid
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

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

CSUF is committed to providing a comprehensive need-based financial aid program that makes it financially possible for our prospective, admitted and current students to attend. Our goal is to provide to students with transparent information to make sounding decisions on their academic goals. The following are federal and state grant, loan and other aid opportunities: Pell Grant, FSEOG, Cal Grant, SUG, EOP, Middle Class Scholarship, Chafee Grant, Federal Direct Loans, Dream Loan, Federal Work Study, and Scholarships.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) serves as a primary vehicle for the CSU in increasing the access, academic excellence and retention of California’s historically underserved students. The program provides admission, academic, and financial assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students. The CSU’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides admission, academic and financial support services to historically underserved students throughout California. https://www.fullerton.edu/eop/

The Adult Reentry Center at Cal State Fullerton is dedicated to the academic success of non-traditional students. Our mission is to provide support services to prospective and current students who have multiple responsibilities outside the role of a student. We serve as a resource in providing an engaging environment for adult learners to thrive and achieve within the university setting. http://www.fullerton.edu/adultreentry/

WoMen's Center and the Adult Reentry and Parenting Students program is dedicated to the success of nontraditional students. We provide reentry and parenting support services, leadership opportunities and programs to enhance academic and personal development. http://www.fullerton.edu/womenscenter/

The Veterans Resource Center at California State University, Fullerton provides comprehensive services to military-connected students that support personal, academic, and professional success. https://www.fullerton.edu/veterans/

Services, Programs, and Resources:
·Academic Advising Center (AAC): Our center is the official home for Undergraduate General Education (GE) Advising and the home for Undeclared students. Titans can meet with an advisor to review GE requirements, academic policies, strategies for academic success along with many major exploration resources.

·Student Success Workshops: monthly workshops on a variety of topics focused on the adult learner, examples: time management, scholarship writing, parenting discussion groups, leadership development.

·CalWORKS Verification: Provide enrollment verification and support for the CalWorks program

·AWARE (Adults Who Are Returning to Education): A student group for non traditional students to have the opportunity to be involved on campus in leadership roles and connect with their campus colleagues. All events are family friendly.

·Alpha Sigma Lambda: An honor society for non traditional students. Each semester an induction ceremony is held to honor the students and recognize them for their academic achievements and perseverance.

·Scholarships: we offer scholarships specifically for adult reentry students. Some of the scholarship are from University Advancement and a few are from local community partners such as the YWCA of North Orange County and the Orange County Community Foundation.

·Advocacy for Pregnant and Parenting Students: Serving as a place to support our pregnant and parenting students in reference to Title IV and the need for this service on campus

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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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