Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jerry Owens
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Richland College - DCCCD
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Jo Dondlinger
Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Sustainability
Planning and Research for Institutional Effectiveness
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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:

Richland has two federal TRIO programs: Upward Bound and SOAR. Upward Bound prepares low-income 9th-12th grade high school students for success in college while SOAR provides a variety of academic support services to enable low-income college students, including advising, tutoring, referrals, and cultural enrichment opportunities.


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

As a community college, keeping tuition low is a priority of the board of trustees. The Dallas County Community College District tuition rates are among the lowest in the state. It is also policy within the DCCCD to charge no fees to students. Tuition for the 2009-10 academic year was $41 per credit unit for Dallas County residents, $76 per credit unit for out-of-county residents, and $121 per credit for out-of-state residents.


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:

Richland’s Upward Bound program provides low-income high school students with enrichment sessions, tutoring, summer programs, career exploration, test preparation, college tours, and assistance with college and financial aid applications. Richland comprehensive developmental programs are available to all students who are under-prepared for college-level coursework in reading, mathematics, writing, and human development.


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

Richland is able to provide funding for low-income students to attend college through DCCCD Foundation. Scholarship opportunities for Richland College students are listed at http://www.foundation.dcccd.edu/page.aspx?pid=543


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