|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||June 24, 2015|
Central Carolina Community College
PA-8: Affordability and Access
|2.30 / 4.00||
Minority Admissions Specialist
Does the institution have policies and programs in place 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:
CCCC offers the FACTS payment plan, Daycare Grant, Sex Equity Grant, Veterans benefits, Federal Pell Grants,Work Study programs and scholarships from our college foundation in which one of the components is based on financial need. The Financial Aid office assists students in seeking all sources of funding to facilitate college attendance.
More info on the FACTS plan can be found here: http://www.cccc.edu/businessoffice/payment/deferred.php
A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
We offer New Student Orientation, Developmental Studies, Academic Assistance Programs(Tutoring, etc), and we have a program that is specifically for students that have been identified as special needs(special pops) when official documentation is provided.
A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
CCCC offers New Student Orientation, Developmental Studies, Academic Assistance Programs(Tutoring, etc,and we have a program that is specifically for students that have been identified as special needs(special pops) when official documentation is provided.
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
North Carolina Student Incentive Grant
The North Carolina Student Incentive Grant is a state and federal grant program available to exceptionally needy students. College Foundation, Inc. and the college financial aid officer administer it jointly. Grants can range up to $750 per year (amounts subject to change each year). Students must be North Carolina residents, must apply for this grant by completing the FAFSA by March 15 of each year for the upcoming academic year, and be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours per semester).
A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
Parents are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation with their students that plan to enroll. Issues dealing with financial aid, books, advising, student services and student registration and campus tours are covered in this program. FAFSA days are conducted to assist students and parents in completing the Federal Pell Grant.
A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
CCCC had staff dedicated to recruiting in the communtiy. Staff visits local churches, Boy’s and Girl’s clubs, Dunn PAL(Police Athletic League), Hispanic Family Night in the local high schools, and alternative schools which have concentrations of students with low-income backgrounds.
A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
Career counseling is available in the Student Services Department and is designed to help students become more effective in planning career and life goals. Some of the services offered include testing, test interpretation, counseling, group workshops, job search workshops, and job placement. The Student Services Department also provides information about and referrals to other agencies such as the Employment Security Commission, Social Security Administration, Social Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Office, and Health Departments.
A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
North Carolina Community College Grant
The North Carolina Community College Grant is a need-based grant established by the N.C. General Assembly to provide funds to help meet the educational cost of N.C. residents attending a community college. Awards range from $50 to $1,100 per year (amounts subject to change each year).
More info can be found here: http://www.cccc.edu/registrar/catalog/2008-2010/financialAssistance/
A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
Another support which CCCC provides students of Hispanic descent is free classes in English as a second language. Students that complete their GED or Adult High School diploma with the college are also offered one free class upon graduation.
Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
Approximately 5 part time students a year are awarded scholarships based on income.
A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
Evening childcare in Sanford M-Th, 3-12 yr olds, also programs for day time care 5 years and under
A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
CCCC offers 24 on line support for distance students, financial and advising support for veterans and free tutoring for all students. Many of our students fit into the non traditional category of working students, parent students, veteran students and displaced worker students.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
|The percentage of entering students that are low-income||30|
|The graduation/success rate for low-income students||---|
|The percentage of student financial need met, on average||---|
|The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt||100|
The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:
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