Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Johnson County Community College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.39 / 4.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

In addition to JCCC's low tuition, we offer a payment plan, Veterans benefits, Federal Pell Grants, Work Study programs and scholarships from our college foundation in which financial need is considered. The Financial Aid office assists students in seeking all sources of funding to facilitate college attendance.

More info on the payment plan can be found here: http://www.jccc.edu/admissions/tuition/financial-assistance/payment-plan-credit.html

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

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

Parents are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation with their students that plan to enroll. Orientations outside of the 9-5 and onlines are available as well. Issues dealing with financial aid, books, advising, student services and student registration and campus tours are covered in this program. FAFSA days are conducted to assist students and parents in completing the Federal Pell Grant.

The Parent Welcome page offers useful instructional videos on entering college to help students and families prepare for college.

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

JCCC has scholarship and resources for students who apply and qualify through the college’s foundation office. The college awards over $54 million dollars in financial aid monies each academic year including Pell Grants that are need based. We also offer scholarships for students who have been in foster care - the Linda K. Houston Random Acts of Kindness scholarship.

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

Kansas Senate Bill 155 allows JCCC to waive the cost of tuition for high school students who meet residency requirements. This only applies to certain career technical courses. Eligible courses are marked in the class search. So, before you enroll, check the class search for course and status changes.

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

In addition to the items above, JCCC provides a food pantry to provide low-income students with meals through donation from other JCCC students, staff, and faculty. More information can be found here: http://www.jccc.edu/sustainability/campus-initiatives/food.html

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

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

The institution offers a wide range of scholarships for students enrolled at least part time.

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:

JCCC provides the opportunity for onsite child care through the Hiersteiner Child Development Center. Details and information can be found at http://www.jccc.edu/childcare/.

The David Stallings Family, Harry and Bertha Sarachek, M.R. and Evelyn Hudson, and Ben and Evadean Craig Scholarships all offer financial support to parents, as does the Childcare Assistance Grant.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

JCCC offers Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for students, not to exceed 30 credit hours: http://www.jccc.edu/admissions/testing/pla/index.html

JCCC's 60+ Initiative offers reduced tuition rates for students who are at least 60 years old at the time of their enrollment.

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):

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

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):

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):

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):

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):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Pt. 2 scored as Pell-Eligible FTFSDS. IR working on remaining credits for 2020 review.

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