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Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

The Ohio State University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tayo Clyburn
Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Mission
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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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:
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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 Young Scholars Program has been preparing scholars for success and contributing to the diversity of The Ohio State University since 1988. Connecting multiple levels of education, the Young Scholar Program enhances the professional development and personal growth of high-ability academically gifted first-generation students with financial need in grades 8-12 from nine Ohio school districts: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, and Youngstown.

Once selected, scholars agree to complete a college preparatory curriculum in middle and high school to build a solid foundation for college studies. Many of our scholars maintain at least a B average (a grade point average of 3.3 or better) and thus enter college well-prepared to succeed in their majors. Scholars in good standing upon high school graduation receive an appropriate financial aid package consisting of scholarships and federal grants to cover their tuition and room and board at Ohio State.


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

Low-income students in the Young Scholars Program that are in good standing upon high school graduation receive an appropriate financial aid package consisting of scholarships and federal grants to cover their tuition and room and board at Ohio State.

The Freshman Foundation Program offers need-based grants to Ohio students. Eligibility is determined on the basis of financial need as established by federal guidelines, and on academic and leadership credentials, race/ethnic/tribal background, county of residence, potential first-generation college graduate, and other factors.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion partners with public schools to provide student and parent workshops targeting first-generation and low-income college students. Additionally, the Young Scholars Program provides parent workshops designed to help parents support their children’s college pursuits, and the annual Bridge Builders Forum, the MLK Scholars and the Hispanic Excellence program provide college access workshops for parents and students across the state.


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

The Young Scholar Program targets first-generation students with financial need in grades 8-12 from nine Ohio school districts: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, and Youngstown.


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

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s ACCESS Collaborative Program is an academic and social support program to assist low-income, single parent students who are pursuing a college education at The Ohio State University. While the program strives to increase the retention rates of all low-income, single parent students, attention is given to the unique circumstances of students from diverse social groups, including minorities. By minimizing the barriers that may prevent their full participation, the ACCESS Collaborative Program works to create a campus climate that is inclusive for all.

Services Offered:
• Programming on parenting and life skills; child development; and financial planning
• Single parent group
• Priority registration
• Scholarship opportunities, mentoring, professional development, evening child care, housing assistance


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Yes

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income 17
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 74
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 74
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt 45

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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