Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.43
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2017
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Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.16 / 4.00 Miriam Sanchez Garza
Sustainability dept
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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:

UAT University is committed to accept all the future students applying for different kinds of scholarships. It is indispensable to meet different requirements depending of the application you want.

The Institutional scholarship support is:
• Maintenance

Federal scholarship support through UAT is:

Moreover it is supported by several scholarship from national institutions such as:

• Banco Santander (Scholarship student)
• Banco Banamex (Scholarship student)
• Conacyt (Support for heads of households)

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

Diploma in Educational Counseling and Holistic Health.

UAT University contemplates in its strategic axes, a virtual and open education to diversify its offerings and expand its educational coverage with a deep sense of equity that allows the University extends to society the benefits of culture, science and technology. Therefore considers important the right choice of a college career that matches the interests, abilities and skills, as well as the overall health of young people from high school. For this reason, UAT offers the Diploma of Educational and Integral Health.

The general objective of this program is:
Promote continuous training of Educational Counsellors in order to improve its services in the formation of autonomous, freely oriented pursuit of personal and common wellbeing and now the professional skills required in the labor context.


Coordinators and professionals interested in learning new tools for educational guidance and counselors and health career

Relevant topics covered in this program are:

• Emotions managing
• Learning Disabilities
• Addictions and their consequences
• Bullying, its definition, characteristics and types that exist


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

UAT has four dependant High Schools. The students profile from these programs are a critical, scientific and humanistic person. They also develop intellectual abilities, skills, attitudes and values at the school and at society, allowing them to successfully enter to a higher education level.

The students participate in the University activities from diferent departments such as "Students Participation and Leadership", conferences, forums and others programs.

There are also different scholarships for low income students in UAT high schools

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

The University offers two types of scholarships for low income students; one directly from the University (maintenance) and another from the federal government through the university (PRONABES):


Recognize the student quality and performance, with the aim of strengthening their academic work and contribute to comprehensive quality training that meets the expectations of a developing society. It also contribute to the qualitative development of the student from low-income families.


The PRONABES is a federal scholarship brought through our University. Is aimed at students with very limited resources; those not receiving their scholarships may signify the difference between studying or leave higher education. This is a monthly scholarship depend of the semester in which the student is registred. This monthly payment help them to buy books or pay the transportation to the University.

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

The "EXPO ORIENTA" (Orientation Expo) is an exhibition of vocational guidance for future posible students and high school students which allows them to have a space where they can find all kind of educational opportunities available to UAT University and other activities that they can do if they register at UAT, like social services, social activities, sustainability programs and activities, etc. This event serves to support aspiring Middle Level Superior in making autonomous decisions for their professional and personal lives.

The general objective is to provide timely and relevant information of the diferent educational programs offered by the University to contribute to guide high education students

In this event UAT University in addition to all the information of each program, it also discloses other areas where students can get information regarding scholarships, social service, courses of different languages​, internet programs on campus (EUAT), Radio program (RadioUAT), institutional programs relating to securities, among others.

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

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:

The University has a Child Development Circle on Campus Victoria aims to provide mothers and fathers of the students, a special nursing for their children and giving them the surenese that are well cared inside the campus while they are fulfilling their school activities. This in order to contribute to an increased student performance.

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

Mothers Program Family Leader.

Aimed at Mexican mothers (single, divorced, widowed or separated), who are pursuing professional studies in Higher and Public Education Institutions (HEIs) belonging to the Institutions' National Register and Scientific and Technological Enterprise (RENIECYT) byCONACYT.
The objective of this support is to build professional formation obtaining 100% of credits, facilitating their integration in labor market and bring them an economic independence.

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:

1.New students enrolled in the University were 3,678 and they answer an enrollment survey from the Systems Department. From the data obtained, 2131 students assured that they had one scholarship (from state or federal) in order to study a degree in the University. However, the support granted by these entities are also granted in the following cases: academic excellence, low income, national scholarship programs and the union force. In addition there is a margin of error because this information was filled directly by students.

2. Today, UAT University doesn’t have the information to ensure the percentage of low-income students graduated successfully yet.

3. UAT University through its schools, colleges or academic units can give credit to the students for their registration payment with a prior request; however, such registrations doesn’t generate taxes, therefore it is a zero-rate financing (another kind of support).

4. The percentage of students for whom the University condone the enrollment payment is 14%. In accordance with the connection between the income captured by enrollment payments and scholarships applied to these concepts. It is understood that the enrollment payment condoned persons are in an unfavorable economic situation; however, the University also awards scholarships to students of academic excellence or elite athletes of the faculties, schools or academic units.

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