|Submission Date||Jan. 21, 2013|
State University of New York at Oneonta
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs
Finance and Administration
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:
A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:
Oneonta’s Financial Aid Philosophy: “The counselors and staff in the SUNY Oneonta Financial Aid Office work hard to make sure all qualified students have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education. A variety of forms of assistance are available to families whose resources are inadequate to meet the full cost of education. It is the philosophy of need-based student financial aid programs that the primary basis for a student's educational support is the family. A combined effort by the parents and the student to meet college expenses is expected, and the total household resources are taken into account, except in unusual circumstances. Financial aid is awarded when a family’s financial resources fall short of meeting educational expenses.”
SUNY Oneonta awards nearly $2.5 million in scholarships each year ranging from $1,000 to $5,870, based on need and academic achievement.
The College also has an Educational Opportunity Program: “On SUNY campuses throughout the state you will find Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) serving thousands of students. EOP is designed to admit students who do not meet the traditional standards for admissions but possess the desire, potential and talent to earn a college degree. Students admitted through EOP must demonstrate both financial and academic disadvantages.
At Oneonta, a student admitted through EOP receives individualized attention and services throughout his/her college career. The Oneonta EOP staff provides academic advisement, counseling, academic support services, instruction, leadership opportunities and help with planning for life after Oneonta. EOP professionals take pride in assisting students academically, professionally, socially, and personally to become competitive and successful in a demanding and diverse society.” Each EOP student is given a grant.
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:
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: