|Submission Date||May 2, 2017|
PA-8: Affordability and Access
|1.00 / 4.00||
Director of Operations, Chief Sustainability Officer
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:
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 any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion addresses issues of sensitivity related to socio-economic status in diversity workshops.
A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
A support program is offered to first generation students.
CASA - Children’s After School Achievement (CASA), a community program of Hope College, was formed in 1987 to do just that in Holland, Michigan. CASA helps at-risk school kids before they slip through the cracks by providing free after-school tutoring and individualized summer school in addition to other educational and cultural-enrichment programs. In our first 20 years, hundreds of West Michigan youngsters have benefited tremendously through CASA. And we want to keep on making this positive difference for many more years to come. http://www.hope.edu/casa/
TRiO Upward Bound - (TRiO) is a set of seven federally-funded educational opportunity outreach programs and one staff training program that seek to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds, namely low-income, first-generation students. TRiO programs, currently serving nearly 850,000 students from middle school through post-graduate study across America, provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRiO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff. http://www.hope.edu/admin/upbound/
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
The college attempts to meet the needs of all admitted students regardless of income.
A brief description of any 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 any 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 other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
There are calling programs and Visitation Programs for students of color in efforts to increase diverse enrollment.
A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
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:
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:
A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional 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||---|
|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||---|
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:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.