Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 20, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Los Angeles
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.26 / 4.00 Tamie Nguyen
Director
Financial Aid
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
64.20

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
58.50

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
72.80

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
49.55

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

As part of the California State University (CSU) system, low-income students are eligible for an application fee waiver, the State University Grant (SUG) and Cal Grant programs. The SUG and Cal Grant programs offer state-based financial aid which are targeted specifically to low-income students for the purpose of offsetting the cost of tuition. Additionally, students enrolled in the EOP and Student Support Services programs are eligible to receive an EOP Grant and Student Support Services grant. The CSU’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides admission, academic and financial support services to historically underserved students throughout California.

In accordance with the guidelines set by the California State University (CSU) System, the Student Academic Services Outreach Program's (SASOP) mission is to increase college enrollment of students who are disadvantaged due to economic, educational and/or environmental backgrounds

CSU campuses have the Federal Work-Study Program, which provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for expenses related to their education. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.

Most CSU campuses have dedicated CalFresh Outreach programs to help students with the application process to find out if they qualify for this benefit.

The State University Grant (SUG) program provides need-based awards to eligible undergraduate and graduate/post baccalaureate students who are California residents or otherwise determined as eligible, such as AB 540-eligible students. When you apply for financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application (CADA) you are considered for a SUG by your campus.

Financial Aid provides "need-based" financial aid award programs such as Pell Grant, SEOG, EOP, Subsidized Loans, Cal Grant, need and merit-based scholarships, workstudy. For a complete list of financial assistance programs, see: http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid/types-aid


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.

The Veteran's Resource Center, Office for Students with Disabilities, EOP, and Dean of Students office coordinate services to meet the needs of non-traditional students.


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:
68

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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-https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/eop/Pages/questions-about-eop.aspx
-https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/work-study
-https://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/student-success/basic-needs-initiative/Pages/calfresh-and-the-csu.aspx
-https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/paying-for-college/financial-aid/types/Pages/state-university-grant-program.aspx

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