Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.36
Liaison Aimee Lemrise
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2013
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Renada Greer
Student Support Services
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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:

• The university sponsors three federal TRiO programs: Upward Bound, Student Support Services and McNair Scholars.
• The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
• The SIU Carbondale McNair Scholars Program helps students realize their full potential by providing enriching educational experiences for low-income, first-generation college students and members of underserved groups in higher education.
• The Student Support Services Program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with meeting basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education. Students eligible to participate must meet one of the following criteria: first-generation college student, meet federal income guidelines, and/or possess a documented disability.
• The Upward Bound Program is a pre-college program that serves Freshman and Sophomore high school students from Alexander, Jackson, and Pulaski counties in Southern Illinois are eligible to apply for admission to the Upward Bound program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Target schools are located in the following communities: Cairo (Cairo High School), Carbondale (Carbondale Community High School), Mounds (Meridian High School), Murphysboro (Murphysboro High School), Tamms (Egyptian High School), and Ullin (Century High School).

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:

• The SIUC Project Upward Bound is an educational assistance program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to assist qualifying high school students in developing the skills and motivation necessary for successful completion of post-secondary education or training

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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