Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.29
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.61 / 4.00 Leticia Cavazos
Sustainability Program Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
66

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
45

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
29.04

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
55.90

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

The Bridge to Success program is a program that covers full tuition and fees for students. in the program. Bridge to Success participants receive financial support in the form of OSU Scholarships and Grants that cover the cost of basic tuition and fees at OSU, and there is G
guaranteed offer of on-campus student employment for qualified applicants. To be considered, a new student must meet the following criteria:
-Oregon resident
-On time applicant
-Submits the FAFSA by OSU's financial aid priority deadline
-Is Pell Grant eligible and is anticipated to qualify for the Oregon Opportunity Grant
https://admissions.oregonstate.edu/bridge-success

OSU's Degree Partnership Program is a unique program that allows for students to dual enroll with OSU and another institution. OSU's program is one of the most expansive in the nation and has agreements with all community colleges in Oregon and has now expanded to other states including Hawaii. These programs allow for students to receive OSU credit by taking classes at a community college, paying community college prices.
https://partnerships.oregonstate.edu/


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) provides a welcoming environment that supports the full development of the personal and academic potential of students who have traditionally been denied equal access to higher education. Since 1969, EOP has served Oregon State University students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to students of color, low-income students, first-generation in college and undocumented or DACAmented students. EOP representatives work with students from all over Oregon who might be considering college. EOP can arrange for groups of students to visit campus — a great chance to see what college life is really like and talk with current students about their lives and plans. EOP also assists students who might otherwise be denied admission to the university. If a student can demonstrate a potential to succeed at the university, EOP will carefully review all documentation and support an appeal for admission. EOP exists to help students who may not have had the chance to excel in the past but who could succeed if given the opportunity to try.

Support for Students through EOP:
-Assistance through the admissions process and locating financial resources
-An additional orientation to Oregon State University through our Bridge Program
-Academic and personal counseling
-Courses to help review or fill in gaps in math, reading and writing
-Guidance finding jobs and internships and preparing résumés and cover letters
-Access to and assistance in applying to scholarships
-Find more information about our services throughout our website.

EOP Scholarships:
EOP offers multiple scholarships to students active in EOP each year ranging from $500-$2,000. Qualifications to be considered for one or more EOP Scholarship:
-Demonstrated financial need
-Active in EOP for at least 2 terms
-Answer all required questions
-At least 2.75 Oregon State University GPA
-Participate in at least one community, extracurricular or cultural activity/organization
https://eop.oregonstate.edu/

OSU has Degree Partnership Programs with all 17 Oregon community colleges, in which students apply through a single admissions application for both institutions, they are allowed to concurrently enroll and financial aid is coordinated using the combined credits/enrollment. This program has resulted in an increase of the average age of undergraduates at OSU.
https://partnerships.oregonstate.edu/


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