Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.96
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Saint John's University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ben Roske
Intern
SJU Office 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:

CSB|SJU supports federal TRIO programs through the Upward Bound program, which provides volunteering and mentoring opportunities for CSB|SJU students,tutoring sessions for first-generation students at their school, and allows them to take college preparatory classes and attend enrichment sessions at CSB|SJU.


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

CSB|SJU offers a wide range of financial support packages available to students through the Financial Aid Office, including scholarships, grants, student employment, and loans. This aid may also include study abroad programs and other service trips available to 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:

CSB|SJU supports various staff training programs to help them 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:

As referenced above, CSB|SJU supports incoming first-generation students from low-income backgrounds through the Upward Bound program, which provides various services to help prepare the students for college and supports them throughout the year.


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

Various scholarships are available specifically for low-income students through the Financial Aid Office. These forms of aid are case-specific and the Financial Aid Office is always willing to work with individual students from low-income backgrounds to best suit their familial- or economic status-based needs.


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

The first-generation programs also assist parents of low-income students. During orientation there are also sessions for parents about what to expect of new students. A newsletter is also sent to parents to give them more information about the institution and what students are experiencing.


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

This institution actively recruits students from low-income backgrounds to ensure campus diversity. Within the admissions department, there is a position directly assigned to recruit low-income and first-generation students.


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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