Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.31
Liaison Keith Gerken
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2014
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University of Alaska Southeast
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kevin Maier
Associate Professor
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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:

TRIO grant expired in 2011, but we are reapplying.

A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

P.I.T.A.A.S. (Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska Schools) is a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, there are numerous need-based scholarships available to students.

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

As an open admissions university, UAS aims to serve first generation, under-prepared, and low income students.

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

60% of UAS students require at least one semester of remediation in both math and English; degree programs are designed to facilitate completion with these extra courses in mind.

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

The Alaska Performance Scholarship has preference points for low-income students.

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

The Native and Rural Student Center offers staff and support services to promote student success in college through; academic advising and support, assistance with registration, course selection and scheduling, as well as peer advising, mentoring, special orientations. Additionally, the Center offers opportunities and special events on and off campus to help develop leadership skills in the student members.

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

UAS recruits heavily in rural school districts

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

UAS is open admissions.

A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

FAFSA, Alaska Performance Scholarships (APS), Alaska Statewide Foundation Scholarships.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

Links to scholarship search engines and databases.

The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:
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