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Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Debbie Nelson
Sustainability Intern
VCA
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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 any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

SIUE's Student Opportunities for Academic Results (SOAR) is an academic program dedicated to helping underrepresented students excel during their educational experiences at SIUE.
Upon being admitted to the program, students will receive academic advising from our Academic Advisors, free tutoring from knowledgeable and experienced tutors, in addition to other services such as mentoring and professional workshops. All of these services are provided free of charge to the students to promote academic success and growth.To help students cover the costs of attending college, grants may be available to those who meet the requirements for the specific type of financial aid.

Grants are awarded to students with significant financial need in combination with work and loans as part of an aid package. Normally, financial need is determined from information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Click on the Grant Types & Requirement link in the left menu to see more a list of grants and requirements to determine eligibility.SIUE makes it easy to apply for scholarships quickly online. SIUE is committed to supporting exceptional academic talent. For students receiving aid in 2015-16, the average financial aid received from all sources was $12,280.

Through the SIUE scholarship management system, all students can browse and apply for more than 450 scholarships available in the various schools, departments and units at SIUE. This system also offers information on various external or outside scholarships available as well. Many opportunities exist on campus in which you may earn while becoming a valuable part of the campus community. Employment Programs for students include three types of on-campus employment, each offering a variety of experiences to enhance your education and your future. SIUE also offers an off-campus referral service through our Job Locator and Development Program.

Available jobs in all of these categories are posted on Student Job Finder. Students hired by on-campus departments will be registered for payroll and will be paid according to the Payroll Schedule, usually bi-weekly. Most on-campus positions start at minimum wage. You must be enrolled at least half-time and be financially cleared for the term to work on campus, as well as meet other eligibility criteria. Key Employment Dates for each term should be observed in order to maintain eligibility status.
Southern Illinois University (SIU) developed these Tuition and Fee Waiver Policies and Procedures in response to concerns
raised in the April 1998 report of the Management Audit of Tuition and Fee Waivers conducted at all Illinois public fouryear
institutions. The staff of Illinois Auditor General William G. Holland conducted this audit in accordance with the July
25, 1996, Legislative Audit Commission Resolution Number 108.
These Tuition and Fee Waiver Policies and Procedures also comply with the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)
Tuition and Fee Waiver Guidelines for Illinois Public Universities issued June 23, 1999.
All SIU campuses will adhere to these policies and procedures in the administration of tuition and fee waiver programs. As
needed, each campus will develop additional guidance that is specific to the programs administered at the campus level.
The Office of Admissions’ purpose is to recruit prospective students and inform them of the excellent educational programs and opportunities at SIUE. Admission counselors will help facilitate the application process and work with students’ individual needs.


A brief description of any 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 any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

The Student Success Center, built in 2010, is a state-of-the-art facility housing academic and personal support services, all in one convenient location. The mission of the Center is to provide collaborative, responsive and creative academic personal support to maximize student learning and development. Study lounge, meeting rooms, and a Mac computer lab are available to students 24 hours a day.
Learning Support Services (LSS) is a supplemental learning program, complete with a free tutoring services and study space for SIUE students. LSS also partners with several University learning communities and houses the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program.


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

Through the SIUE scholarship management system, all students can browse and apply for more than 450 scholarships available in the various schools, departments and units at SIUE. This system also offers information on various external or outside scholarships available as well


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

The Office of Admissions’ purpose is to recruit prospective students and inform them of the excellent educational programs and opportunities at SIUE. Admission counselors will help facilitate the application process and work with students’ individual needs.


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

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to put together a combination of scholarships, grants, student loans, parent loans and student employment to help you fund your education. Last year alone, SIUE administered more than $143 million in student financial aid.


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:

Disability Support Services
Academic Advancement Center
Career Development Center
Counseling Services
Health Services
International Student Services


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

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

To help students cover the costs of attending college, grants may be available to those who meet the requirements for the specific type of financial aid.

Grants are awarded to students with significant financial need in combination with work and loans as part of an aid package. Normally, financial need is determined from information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Click on the Grant Types & Requirement link in the left menu to see more a list of grants and requirements to determine eligibility.SIUE makes it easy to apply for scholarships quickly online. SIUE is committed to supporting exceptional academic talent. For students receiving aid in 2015-16, the average financial aid received from all sources was $12,280.


A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

The Early Childhood Center (ECC), located on the beautiful campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), provides full-day, year round early childhood care and education for the children of students, faculty, staff, and others in the University community, ages two through five.
The Illinois Department of Human Services offers an assistance program to offset the cost of child care for parents who are low-income and working and/or attending school. For more information, please visit their website.


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

● Admissions support that includes evening, weekend, and on-line information sessions
● Admissions support that offers campus tours and orientation activities geared toward this
population specifically
● Advising support for nontraditional students that includes night, weekend, and online
advising
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● Advising support with clear guidelines for competency-based credit, work experience,
and accessing transfer credit that has not been digitized or is not readily available
through current methods.
● Registration services geared toward this population, including on-line and after hours
support
● IT support and sessions for non-traditional students, including after-hours support.
● Tutoring and mentoring for non-traditional students
● Clear degree completion guidelines for multiple programs and colleges at SIUE
● Increased course offerings targeted at this population, including flexible offerings, e.g.
online, hybrid, night, and weekend classes
● Designated webpage for family programming opportunities
● Honors society, awards, and scholarships for non-traditional students
● Lactation room for students who nurse


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
No

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
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The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:
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