Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 26.74
Liaison Paul Barton
Submission Date July 20, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Shoreline Community College
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Tonya Drake
Vice President
Student Success
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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:

While we do not participate in the TRIO programs, we do offer other options for low-income students.

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

Center for Equity, Engagement & Service: Multicultural Center/Women's Center: Provide short-term loans for books, course required supplies and emergencies to eligible students. Help students apply for scholarships and locate financial assistance resources.

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

We offer continual training around this subject.

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

Career Education Options (CEO): Provide assistance with education costs to eligible individuals who do not have a high school diploma and are between the ages of 16-21.

Learning Center North: Provide GED assistance to eligible individuals who are between the ages of 16-21. Paid internships may also be offered to eligible students in this program.

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

Opportunity Grant Program: Provide assistance with education costs to eligible low-income students who have not yet earned 45 college credits in the U.S. and are enrolled in one of the following programs: Automotive, Phlebotomy, Visual Communications Technology, Education, Manufacturing, Accounting, Business Technology or Zero-Energy Technology.

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

Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA): Federal and State grants, loans, and Work Study. Start the application process by submitting the FAFSA and Data Sheet. Applications take about 12 weeks to process.

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

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) Program: Provide assistance with education costs (including childcare assistance from DSHS) to eligible students receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance.

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

We encourage participation in our orientation program for all new students. It helps to:
navigate the registration process
learn about campus resources that will help you succeed
identify your goals and how to achieve them
Benefits of Orientation
a. Familiarizes you to time schedule, catalogue, campus services, policies, and procedures
b. Identifies planning sheets corresponding with academic, educational and/or career goals
c. Connects you to faculty for assistance in selecting appropriate coursework for plan of study
d. Assists you in finding a healthy balance between academic and personal demands
e. Establishes a permanent academic advisor for you
f. Provides (as needed) an evaluation of previous college transcripts & an assessment of both Mathematics and English course placement/requirements
g. Assists new students in getting registered for classes

A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

Tuition Payment Plan

An important step in attending college is having a solid plan for covering the cost of attendance. Having a payment plan in place each quarter may be the answer for you.

If you don’t have money to pay your tuition all at once, join our online payment plan, available through Nelnet. Start budgeting for your education today – your payments are lower the sooner you start.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

Worker Retraining Program: Assistance to eligible students who: are collecting unemployment benefits or have exhausted them within the past 24 months, have received a lay-off notice, were formerly self-employed, are a displaced homemaker, or a recently honorably discharged veteran.

WorkFirst Program: Provides assistance with education costs to eligible low-income parents receiving TANF cash assistance from DSHS.

Veterans Programs: Federal programs provide education benefits to eligible veterans, survivors and dependants. SCC's Veterans Center provides resources and support.

The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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