Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.82
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.69 / 4.00 Rafael Topete
Director, Edu Equity Srv/CAMP & HEP
College Assistance Migrant Program
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
79.80

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
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Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
50

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
72.70

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

The Beach Pathways program encourages applicants from targeted communities based on low socioeconomic status and historically low rates of college going to submit supplemental materials for a holistic admissions review. A limited number of applicants will be admitted based on community involvement/leadership, overcoming significant hardship, and potential for degree completion.

Educational Talent Search (ETS) targets high school and middle school students for college admission and financial aid.

Upward Bound (UB) provides high-school senior participants support through FAFSA application assistance; scholarship searches and scholarship application assistance; and a minimal scholarship, based on the participants' need.


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

TRiO and Migrant Programs offer six innovative, federally-funded, student-centered programs designed to meet the needs of traditionally underrepresented individuals in higher education. These programs help students advance through the academic process from middle school to baccalaureate programs.
CSULB is also proud to support veteran and military affiliated students through our Veteran Services Office. The Veteran Services Office helps service members, veterans, and eligible dependents access the educational benefits they earned by serving in the armed forces of the United States.


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