|Submission Date||Dec. 3, 2012|
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs
Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:
The College has a Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) Program, and an Upward Bound program.
A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:
Financial aid through both the federal government and Hope awarded scholarships and grants are available to students from low income backgrounds.
A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
The Office of Multicultural Education addresses issues of sensitivity related to socio-economic status in diversity workshops.
A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
A support program is offered to first generation students.
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
Parents of first generation students are invited to an orientation program to gain information on how to be supportive to their son/daughter (s).
A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
Hope has partnerships with urban schools from the Chicago and Los Angeles areas, as well as local outreach efforts with Upward Bound and Holland/West Ottawa Public Schools.
A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
There are calling programs and Visitation Programs for students of color in efforts to increase diverse enrollment.
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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