Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.67
Liaison Trina Larson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 4.00 Sara Haidle
Sustainability Project Assistant
Administration
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

CGCC has in place three different scholarship funds to assist students who have emergency needs relating to tuition, housing, books, and daily living needs. (Lois Barthomew Emergency Scholarship, Follet Scholarship and Spirit of CGCC)
Additionally, we have a student food pantry (COYOTE CUPBOARD) to support nutrition and hygiene supply needs for students. Staff and faculty have referral pathways to discretely get students to these services.


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

CGCC has an early alert system through which Faculty and Staff can notify counseling and student services about students who may need additional resources to continue their education. Counseling services then provide outreach services.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

ACE PLUS (Achieving a College Education)

ACE PLUS is an early college scholarship preparation program for high school students. The mission of this program is to increase the success rate of first generation, underrepresented financially disadvantaged college bound students.

ACE PLUS aids the students in their successful completion of high school and assists them with a smooth transition into higher education. Students can earn up to 21 college credits during the course of their junior and senior years. Any sophomores from local high schools may apply.


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

College:
Achieving a College Education (ACE) Scholarship Fund (4662) scholarships awarded to high school students who are members of statistical populations that are not likely to continue on to college.
The Lois M. Bartholomew Emergency Scholarship Fund (5083) endowed by CGCC's first Vice President of Student Affairs, to be awarded to students faced with unforeseeable emergency needs
Management, Administration & Technology Fund (MAT) (5439) - Awarded to students or employees who are experiencing difficult circumstances
Districtwide:
State Farm Insurance Scholarship for low income students in insurance Studies
Cruser Scholarship financel need based


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

ACE Program

ACE PLUS (Achieving a College Education)

ACE PLUS is an early college scholarship preparation program for high school students. The mission of this program is to increase the success rate of first generation, underrepresented financially disadvantaged college bound students. ACE PLUS aids the students in their successful completion of high school and assists them with a smooth transition into higher education.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
28

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
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The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
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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 (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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