|Submission Date||Aug. 5, 2011|
Raritan Valley Community College
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs
Dean of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Multicultural Affairs
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:
A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:
A brief description of the institution’s 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 prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
Equal Opportunity Program - The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program contributes to the development of a college-educated public. In partnership with Raritan Community College, the New Jersey EOF Program provides access to higher education and support for highly-motivated students who exhibit the potential for success, but who come from economically and educationally disadvantaged families/communities. Accordingly, the New Jersey EOF Program supports innovative educational initiatives, supplemental instruction, support services, and leadership development activities to improve students’ academic performance. In concert with other sources of financial assistance, EOF Program also makes college affordable for students who find the costs of higher education prohibitive.
Goals related to the EOF Mission include:
The goal of the Fund is to identify promising students (those who demonstrate the commitment, motivation, and potential for success) who, with the special/supplementary educational, and financial support provided by the Fund and participating institutions, demonstrate the commitment and potential to successfully complete undergraduate study leading to an approved certificate; an associate degree; transfer from a county college to a senior college or university; a baccalaureate degree; and for graduate and professional students, leading to an approved master's, doctoral or professional degree.
Improving Student Success
Improving student success, as measured by a) community college to senior institution transfer rates, b) cohort retention, and c) graduation rates, is the major task facing the Fund.
Developing Partnerships with Pre-College and the K-12 Community
To expand the pipeline of students who are able to take advantage of the educational opportunity provided by the Fund, EOF established pre-collegiate efforts such as Talent Search Programs along intervention initiatives for populations and communities that current efforts are unable to serve.
Coordinator: Mr. Donyea Collins, Director of EOF
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
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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