Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.40
Liaison David Liebman
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Santa Rosa Junior College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.67 / 4.00 Genevieve Bertone
Director of Student Equity & Persistence
Student Equity
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

- California College Promise Grant - The Board of Governors of the California Community College system offers a fee waiver program for low-income residents of California that are attending a community college. The California College Promise Grant will waive all per unit enrollment fees and any parking permit fees in excess of $30 per term for an eligible student.
- Doyle Scholarships - With the implementation of AB 19, all first-time, full-time students, regardless of income, may be eligible for a fee waiver or tuition reimbursement. Coupled with the prestigious Doyle Scholarship, all of our area's new high school graduates who choose to attend SRJC full-time in the fall following their high school graduation can double the dollars they receive to attend school in the first year.

A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

Student Equity hosts a Professional learning Series which includes presentations covering Embracing a Culture of Exclusivity: Building Community, Teaching and Mentoring in Diverse Classrooms, AB 705: Challenges, Opportunities, Equity, and more.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

- Extended Opportunity programs & Services (EOPS) - is a program that helps full-time, low income, educational disadvantaged students (e.g., first generation college students, those without a high school diploma or GED, foster youth, ESL students, or those who test at low English or math levels) achieve their academic goals at SRJC.
- CalWorks - an assistance program for families with children in the home under the age of 18. Students who meet the eligibility requirement receive aid each month for necessities and help with tuition, books and supplies.

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

Through the scholarship office there are hundreds of scholarships available.

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

Community College's mission is open access and adaptability; this is built into our system's mission. All outreach is aimed at this population and centered on local community.

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


Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

The SRJC Scholarship Office has multiple scholarships to support part-time students (minimum 6 units required). The scholarship criteria varies, but most of the awards require a minimum 2.5 GPA, 12 units completed at SRJC, and submission of a personal statement (educational and career goals). Some awards have a financial need component, so students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

SRJC Children's Center is located in the Robert A. Call Child Development Center on the Santa Rosa Campus. The Children's Center provides subsidized child care for SRJC students and non-subsidized child care for the local community. The center provides care for children from 6 months to 5 years of age. The program is child-centered and offers a play-oriented approach to learning in a safe and nurturing environment.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

- Learning Communities - A group of students that move through a sequence of classes together. Dedicated counseling, closed classes, and books and supplies are provided.
- Second Change club - for formerly incarcerated students
- CalWorks for working parents
- EOPS for first generation, low income students
-Dream Center
- Student life, clubs, and engagement focused on students from diverse backgrounds

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):

Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students (0-100):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

33% of SRJC students complete the FAFSA or CADAA and receive financial aid.
86% of students who apply for financial aid receive some sort of aid whether it is Federal, State, or institutional aid.
- Rachael Cutcher, Student Financial Services Manager

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