Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Pacific Lutheran University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

PLU supports a "College Bound" program on campus. Previously "Upward Bound", this program reaches out to at risk high school students and encourages their efforts towards a college education.


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

PLU gifts financial aid based on need. In addition there is block pricing offered, and J-term and summer discounts.


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

PLU supports a "College Bound" program on campus. Previously "Upward Bound", this program reaches out to at risk high school students and encourages their efforts towards a college education.


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

Q Club Scholarship
Eligibility: Awarded to full-time students. Based on academic achievement and financial need. Q Club is a group of more than 2,000 friends and alumni committed to making PLU accessible to deserving students.
Amount: Varies, depends on need.
Comments or Conditions: No separate application required. FAFSA required.

University Grant
Eligibility: Full-time students.
Amount: Varies, depends on need.
Comments or Conditions: No separate application required. Based on financial need, FAFSA required.

Dollars for Scholars
Eligibility: Students receiving scholarships from any Dollars for Scholars chapter.
Amount: Varies. Up to $1,000 per student.
Comments or Conditions: The university matches Dollars for Scholars chapter awards, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 per student, based on financial need. Dollars for Scholars is a program of Scholarship America.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Eligibility: At least half-time students.
Amount: At least $100, varies with need.
Comments or Conditions: Based on financial need, priority given to students with Pell Grant eligibility.

Washington State Need Grant (WSNG)
Eligibility: At least half-time students.
Amount: Subject to state funding.
Comments or Conditions: Based on financial need.

Federal Pell Grant
Eligibility: Students taking at least one credit.
Amount: $278 - $2775 per semester for full time enrollment, prorated for less than full-time enrollment.
Comments or Conditions: Based on financial need.

SMART Grant eligible by the U.S. Department of Education (generally natural sciences, math, and foreign languages).
Amounts: $2000 per semester, $4,000 per year, prorated for less than full time enrollment.
Comments or Conditions: For each semester the grant is received, student must be enrolled in a course required by its designated major. This federal program is currently scheduled to expire after the 2010-11 academic year.


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

The Financial Literacy Program during new student orientation is offered to all incoming students who want to become more acquainted with the financial aid, scholarship, and loan process.


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

“College Bound,” “Passport to College,” and “Act Six Program” are the programs that PLU offers to engage students from low-income backgrounds.


A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
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The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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