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DePauw University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

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Assistant Director for Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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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 the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

DePauw University does not participate in federal TRIO programs.


A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

The Bonner Scholar Program (20 scholarships/year): This program is for financially needy students who have been involved with community service. The student’s full need is met and the normal federal work study opportunity is replaced by a service component. This is given as a stipend as long as the student is doing the community service component. This continues even in the summer while they are at home. A student who stays with the program also receives a first-time payment on any student loans over $1,000.

The Posse Program (20 scholarships/year):
We have students from NY and Chicago who generally are overlooked in the traditional admission process but have the potential to excel academically while also demonstrating exceptional leadership abilities. These students receive a full-tuition scholarship plus any additional need-based financial aid they are eligible to receive. To assist with their academic and social adjustment to DePauw, a designated faculty member serves as their personal, as well as cohort mentor, and meets with them on a regular basis.

21st Century Scholars Program:
This is an Indiana State administered program for low income students in Indiana that apply while in middle school. The student has a commitment to abstain from alcohol or drug use. DePauw is supposed to supply a program to support these students if needed.

LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America) (1-2 scholarships/year):
DePauw partners with this national organization (based in New York) to identify the academic and leadership potential of exceptional nationwide public high school students of modest means. DePauw works with LEDA to select 1-2 students who receive full, four-year scholarships.

Julian Scholars Program:
The National Science Foundation encourages needy students interested in the sciences to apply for a $10,000 scholarship. DePauw meets the remaining demonstrated need with grant assistance so these students can devote all of their time to their studies and, hopefully, consider the possibility of graduate education. The federal Stafford Loan is included as an option in their reward if needed.


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

DePauw does not have a specific program addressing how to better serve students from low-income backgrounds. However, we include some issues related to helping low-income students in training faculty and staff.


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

DePauw hosts various admission and financial aid workshops at respective high schools and on DePauw’s campus, with identified populations of students from low-income backgrounds.

DePauw creates and sustains a pipeline of communication with students early in their high school academic careers (i.e. sophomores and juniors) via community-based organizations and respective high school counselors.

DePauw invites prospective students to participate in annual Sophomore/Junior Preview Day designed to expose students to the admission application review process and prepare for successful application to DePauw.

DePauw invites admitted students to Spring Admitted Student Open House designed to introduce them to the campus community, financial aid and local resources available to support successful matriculation.


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

Bonner Scholars (20 scholarships/year)
One primary way DePauw is able to support low-income students is through the Bonner Scholar Program. This program is for financially needy students who have been involved with community service in high school. The student’s full need is met and the normal federal work study opportunity is replaced by a service component. The student is given as a stipend as long as s doing /he is doing the community service component. This continues even in the summer while they are s/he is at home. A student who stays with the program also receives a first-time payment on any student loans over $1,000.

The Posse Program (20 scholarships/year)
This program targets students from NY and Chicago who are generally overlooked in the traditional admission process but who have the potential to excel academically while also demonstrating exceptional leadership abilities. These students receive a full-tuition scholarship plus any additional need-based financial aid they are eligible to receive. To assist with their academic and social adjustments to DePauw, a designated faculty member serves as their personal, as well as cohort mentor, and meets with them on a regular basis.

21st Century Scholars Program
This is an Indiana State administered program for low-income students in Indiana who apply for the program while in middle school. The student has a commitment to abstain from alcohol or drug use. DePauw supplies a program to support these students if needed.

LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America) (1-2 scholarships/year)
DePauw partners with this national organization (based in New York) to identify the academic and leadership potential of exceptional nationwide public high school students of modest means. DePauw works with LEDA to select 1-2 students who receive full, four-year scholarships.

These scholarships are representative, but not a complete report of financial assistance available for low-income students at DePauw. Other individual scholarships exist. Some are available for students coming to DePauw as well as for those who are already here.


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

There are not specific programs in place to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience. Admission and Financial Aid staff are available to answer any questions.


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

DePauw works to enhance community-based partnerships that strengthen communication and relationships between DePauw and students who are traditionally from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. These include, but are not limited to:
o High Sight (Chicago)
o LINK Unlimited (Chicago)
o Chicago Scholars (Chicago)
o Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (Chicago)
o Give Something Back (Chicago)
o Admission Possible (Milwaukee)
o College Advocate (Washington, D.C.)
o Ron Brown Scholar Program (Charlottesville, Va.)

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A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

DePauw conducts a thorough review and careful consideration of applications for admission from students from low-income backgrounds (i.e. factoring differences in access to academic resources and high school rigor).

DePauw works with offices across campus to develop a concrete system of mentor-based resources for incoming and currents students (i.e. Posse faculty mentor model where students and faculty frequently check in with each other).


A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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