Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Riverside
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.29 / 4.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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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:

UCR is a land grant institute with reduced tuition for California state residents, for children and spouses of faculty and staff, and a wide range of financial aid from federal Pell grants to Cal Grants that are income dependent.


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

Institutional financial aid for UCR undergraduates are based on need, merit, academic achievement, athletic ability or special talents. Students with the greatest need receive the largest amounts of institutional aid.


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

We provide information to families on the financial aid process in a variety of ways including our web site, through email and phone contact with our office, in person visits and presentations we give both on and off campus.


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

The Financial Aid Office is committed to making UCR possible for all admitted and eligible students regardless of income. UCR provides financial aid for attendance at of its graduate and professional programs. The types and amounts of aid vary by student eligibility and need.


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

UCR offers the federal Work Study program and a free food Pantry.
The UCR STEM Pathway Program in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences provides support and advancement opportunities to Hispanic or low-income students who are pursuing bachelor's degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics [known as STEM] fields. Whether you are a prospective undergraduate, prospective transfer student, or a currently enrolled UCR student who fits the eligibility requirements, check us out! You'll see that STEM Pathway has lots of programs tailored just for you.


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:

UCR students, staff and faculty, as well as children from the local community, are eligible to enroll their children in the Child Development Center. Services are provided for children 2 months old thru Kindergarten age. Priority for enrollment is given to UCR student, staff & faculty families. The Child Development Center offers lower rates for students.
Fees are collected each month based on the age of the child and whether the UCR-affiliated parent is a student, a staff member, a member of the faculty or a community member. Students may be eligible for subsidized infant, toddler or preschool program services during the academic year, depending on family income levels. Priority for subsidized services is given to student families providing documentation of the lowest income rating.


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

Grants, both federal and State, are available for 1/2 time and above, but limited for an students below 1/2 time enrollment.


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 57.30
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 71.90
The percentage of student financial need met, on average ---
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt ---

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:
57.30

The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:
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