Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Lawrence Brien
Submission Date Dec. 12, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Brockport
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 4.00
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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:

The Cost of Attendance (COA) as defined by the US Dept. of Education is the actual cost it takes the average student to attend the College. The cost is the same for all students in the same category regardless of income. Those with the lowest EFC's are generally the lower income families that then qualify for the greater share of financial aid administered by the college.

Student success is our goal. The Program and the College at Brockport are committed to offering the highest educational opportunites to New York State high school graduates and GED holders who do not meet regular applied admissions criteria, but have demonstrated the potential for post secondary academic success. The Arthur O. Eve Opportunity for Higher Education Program is committed to enhancing student success through legislative funds provided to assist in meeting the cost of direct financial aid, supplemental instruction, tutoring, and counseling.

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

The Financial Aid staff is trained in all aspect of financing a college education and assist students and their families in applying for aid and in maximizing all possible funding sources. The program provides numerous services to help students make the transition from high school to college life. Assistance is provided in the form of academic advisement, college adjustment, financial aid, personal/interpersonal counseling, career assistance and tutoring. Program assistance enables students to make the right decisions so their educational and individual career goals can be met.

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

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program at The College at Brockport focuses specifically on increasing the numbers of economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented students who successfully achieve careers in the health-related fields, law, social work, and math/science teaching. In fact, 85% of our program alumni have entered those particular careers. We are funded by the State Department of Education to serve 70 students each year. Our activities and services precisely focus on strengthening our students’ academic credentials through experiential learning (both internship and research based) under the direction of our 30+ faculty mentors, professional skill development seminars, individualized tutoring, and preparation for a professional career or graduate school. Contact Barbara Thompson, bthompso@brockport.edu, or 585-395-2460 for more information.

A unique aspect of EOP is the First Year Structured Program (FYSP). It is a highly structured academic experience, designed to assist and maximize a freshman student's opportunity to be successful. All students are placed in freshman classes based upon their high school academic preparation and placement tests given by EOP. During the first year, EOP professionals serve as counselors, academic advisors and instructors to their students.

Courses and faculty members have been carefully chosen to become a part of this first-year academic experience. Academic support is provided to every freshman student through required supplemental instruction and tutoring for every course. EOP conducts orientation before the start of every year.

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

The Arthur O. Eve Opportunity for Higher Education Program is committed to enhancing student success through legislative funds provided to assist in meeting the cost of direct financial aid, supplemental instruction, tutoring, and counseling.

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

The Talent Search Program serves 660 students annually in four Rochester City Middle or High Schools: Douglass, Jefferson, Franklin, and Marshall. Talent Search offers tutorial support, academic advisement, SAT prep courses, and opportunities to visit local colleges. Academic Counselors located in each of the High Schools work individually with selected students to ensure their success and mentor them through rigorous course work and the process of college applications.

he Upward Bound Program serves 55 students annually in four school districts in Orleans County- Albion, Holley, Lyndonville, and Medina. Upward Bound focuses on strengthening each student’s academic performance throughout their high school years and preparing them to enroll in post-secondary education. Academic Counselors advise students, offer tutoring, SAT preparation and leadership development. Upward Bound also holds Saturday sessions to keep students engaged in learning and move them beyond traditional classroom activities. They also run a residential program that allows students to take classes at the college for 7 weeks each summer with the intention of demystifying the path to higher education.

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

To be eligible for admission to EOP you must be a New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment; ineligible for admission under traditional standards, but demonstrate potential for completing a college program; and in need of financial assistance with in established income guidelines (see below). In selecting students for the program, priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Fee Waiver

Both freshman and transfer (prior enrollment in similar program at previous college required) applicants to EOP may qualify for an application fee waiver.


You are eligible for EOP as a transfer student provided you have been enrolled in EOP, College Discovery, HEOP, SEEK, or a similar program at your previous college. If your previous college did not have EOP or a similar program, you may be considered for transfer eligibility and should notify the Office of Admissions.

EOP Financial Eligibility

The table below lists financial guidelines for Educational Opportunity Program eligibility. In order to be determined economically disadvantaged, a student’s household income must not exceed the amount shown for its size in the applicable category below or the students’ circumstances must conform to one of the exceptions indicated.


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:

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:

Brockport Child Development Center at The College at Brockport provides the highest quality, developmentally appropriate care and education for children and their families.
Supports the family's ability to successfully nurture and educate their children, enabling the children to build self esteem, explore their world, and reach their fullest potential.
Serves the needs of the diverse communities of SUNY Brockport and the surrounding areas.

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

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:

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