|Submission Date||April 4, 2016|
Onondaga Community College
PA-8: Affordability and Access
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
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:
As a community college, affordability and access is a fundamental aspect of the College's mission. Onondaga makes every effort to remain affordable for all students.
A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
The Chief Diversity Officer provides training on how to better serve students from low-income backgrounds at the new employee orientation.
A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
The Educational Opportunity Program provides support to low-income students in the form of individual and academic counseling, educational and career planning, financial advisement, tutorial assistance and study skills classes, and financial assistance. More information can be found online at http://admission.sunyocc.edu/?id=2752&TierSlicer1_TSMenuTargetType=1&TierSlicer1_TSMenuID=72.
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
Onondaga Community College offers many scholarships for low-income students. A complete listing can be found online at http://admission.sunyocc.edu/?id=1790.
A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
Financial Aid training is available for parents during Open House and orientation events.
A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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:
Part-time students are eligible for several scholarships. For a complete listing of scholarships visit http://www.sunyocc.edu/index.aspx?menu=788&id=1790.
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:
The Children’s Learning Center provides high quality, affordable and accessible child care to the children of Onondaga Community College students and serves as an exemplary teacher training site for students in the Human Services and Teacher Education Department. The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
Onondaga has a variety of programs to support non-traditional students. Onondaga offers evening, weekend, and online classes; has an Adult and Evening Services Office that assists non-traditional students; has an campus childcare facility; and a veterans affairs office.
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||62|
|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.