Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.27
Liaison Stephenie Presseller
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Moraine Valley Community College
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

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Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stephenie Presseller
Sustainability Manager
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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 Student Support Services (SSS) program at Moraine Valley Community College is one of the TRIO educational opportunity programs established by the United States Department of Education. Designed to help first-generation, low-income and disabled students with academic needs succeed in college.
SSS provides the tools to stay in college, as well as personal development and academic support. The TRIO/Educational Talent Search identifies and assists 600 middle and high school, first generation, low-income college-bound students who have the potential to succeed in higher education.
TRIO/Upward Bound provides fundamental support for high school students from low-income families and from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Moraine Valley’s program services 50 students from five target communities.

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

Tech Prep Dual Credit Program lets students earn tuition-free college credit while they’re still in high school. This unique program allows high school students to take classes at their own high school and simultaneously receive college credit at Moraine Valley Community College

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

Throughout the year, diversity workshops are provided for self enrollment through the Center for Teaching and Learning. Yearly activities celebrating various cultures are coordinated through Multicultural Student Affairs and the Celebrating Diversity Task Group. Past activities have included language labs, workshops, guest speakers, panel discussions, exhibits, demonstrations, and other formats.

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

See above with the SSS/Trio Programs.
The services, such as tutoring, ACT/SAT preparation and college planning, advising, career planning, computer literacy and cultural enrichment in both an academic year and summer component.

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

16 scholarships offered through the Financial Aid office and Moraine Valley Foundation office are specifically targeted to students that demonstrate financial need.

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

Moraine has a special website just for parents, guiding them through many resources including financing college for their children.

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

Moraine Valley's Educational Talent Search is a federal TRIO grant program funded through the U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed to motivate and encourage participants to stay in school, graduate and enroll or re-enroll in post-secondary education. Our program requires that participants meet the federal guidelines for low-income and/or first generation-potential college-bound students, in grades six through twelve, from the following schools: Calumet Elementary School, Hale Middle School, Kellar Middle School, Kerr Middle School, Veteran's Memorial School, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, and Harold L. Richards High School.

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

Equal opportunity and Affirmative Action

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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