Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.01
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date May 9, 2024

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.74 / 4.00 Holli Fajack
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability, Beach Building Services
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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:
The Beach Pathways program encourages applicants from targeted communities based on low socioeconomic status and historically low rates of college 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 low-income and potential first-generation high school and middle school students for college admission and financial aid. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree and low-income, first-generation students who are preparing to enter postsecondary education and demonstrate academic need. The services offered through the program provide fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance as well as opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits.

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. The TRiO and Migrant Programs are dedicated to the academic advancement of military veterans, disabled individuals, and low-income, first-generation students. The programs provide academic opportunities, counseling, tutoring, and support to eligible individuals who are motivated to complete an undergraduate and/or advanced degree. 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:

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Reporting year 2022-23 Data provider, Laura Vlad, Institutional Research and Analytics

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