Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.44
Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
2.91 / 4.00 Rachel Kornhauser
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

As one of 64 campuses of the State University of New York, the college offers low, affordable tuition rates and a comprehensive set of student aid programs and services. As part of our overall institutional aid strategy, which also includes federal, state, and outside aid, the college seeks to minimize low-income students’ net price (total cost of attendance, minus all available non-loan aid) and student debt.

Additionally, SUNY Oneonta is the proud home of three college access and opportunity programs – EOP, ACE, and CAMP. Each program serves a different segment of our student population and all of the programs serve students from low-income backgrounds.


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

Each year, new students served by the college’s three access and opportunity programs are invited to participate in a Summer Academy prior to Fall orientation. The Summer Academy is a tuition-free, four-week program designed to help students prepare academically for the rigors of higher education coursework and to take part in a college living environment. The Summer Academy helps students become familiar with their new surroundings prior to the start of the Fall semester and establish supportive bonds with other students, faculty and staff members.


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

SUNY Oneonta disburses approximately $4.5 million dollars in institutional and Foundation scholarships to students each year, many of which have need-based eligibility components. As part of our overall institutional aid strategy which also includes federal, state, and outside aid, the college seeks to minimize low-income students’ net price (total cost of attendance, minus all available non-loan aid) and student debt.


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

SUNY Oneonta’s Making Cents Financial Literacy and Wellness program is designed to help students develop a strong understanding of personal financial management concepts to empower students to make informed financial decisions and manage financial resources for a lifetime of financial well-being.


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

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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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:

SUNY Oneonta offers early care and educational experiences to the children and families the greater SUNY Oneonta community through the Bugbee Chidren’s Center. The Center is one of 53 SUNY childcare centers which providequality care across the state. The Bugbee Children’s Center offers preferential admission priority to children of SUNY Oneonta students, SUNY Students, and SUNY Oneonta Faculty/Staff. SUNY Oneonta students may be eligible for a SUNY childcare scholarship (federal block grant funded) and or county day care subsidies based on household income and family size.


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

SUNY Oneonta has established an internal StAR (Strategic Allocation of Resources) Grant process whereby the college sets aside funds each year to make strategic investments that lead to transformative change. Priorites for the StAR grant process are set annually by the President’s Cabinet and proposals are submitted by faculty, staff, and students. One of the college’s 2017-18 StAR funding priorities is “Improve transfer and non-traditional student success” and we anticipate funds will be allocated to innovative and impactful proposals in support of this priority.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
31

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
67

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):
62

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):
31

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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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