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Liaison Molly Blumhoefer
Submission Date July 27, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Central New Mexico Community College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Eugene Padilla
Associate Vice President
Enrollment Management
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

CNM as an opens admissons college does not discriminate on the basis of academic or college readiness. The college provides a wide variety of educational opportunites to meet the various academic and educational needs of our students. The options include Adult Basic Education English as a Second Language, Non-Credit Options, Credit Options and workforce training. CNM also provides educational opportunties at an affordable costs. http://www.cnm.edu/depts/enrollment/registration/Tuition.html


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

New Faculty Institute: The NFI is designed to orientate Facuty and Staff on diversity of the students at CNM.


A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

CNM participates in partnership with LULAC to prepare economically and academically disadvantaged students transition to Higher Education. Students are introduced to the college experience through courses offered on the college campus, plus students visit various 2 and 4 year institutions.


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Legislative Scholarship, http://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/scholarships
Advantage Scholarship
New Mexcio Scholarship
Book Scholarships
CNM Foundation Scholarships http://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/scholarships/foundationschol.html


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

All parents are invited to participate in the New Student Orientation with parents participating in break out sessions.


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

CNM has an non discriminatory admissions process, "open admissions". There is an Admissions Free application.


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

CNM also makes avialaible admissions to low income highschool students through our Dual Credit program. The Program allows High Schools Students opportuntiy to enroll in College Level Courses tution free and books paid by the participating local high school.


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

The college makes avialable all federal and state financial aid to full and part-time students who qualify. The include grants, loans and college workstudy.


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:

Recruitment programs reaches out to High Schools to assist with on site admissions.


Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

The Legislative and Advantage scholarships are eligible to receive scholarships as part-time, three quarter time. In addition, CNM Foundation Scholarships are made available for part-time students.


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:

CNM has a 30 year partnership with the City of Albuquerque and the Community to provide childcare to CNM students on a sliding scale. For those students who can not affort childcare, the college also provides childcare scholarships to assist those student who are economically disadvantaged.


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

CNM Connect provides integrative services to support at risk students transitioning into college. The program provides


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Yes

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income 57
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 13
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 50
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt ---

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:
100

The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

Still in process of update, 2016

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