Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.26 / 4.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
80.70

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
38.40

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
48.40

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
77.50

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
UC Riverside is a land grant institution 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.

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan:
If your total annual family income is less than $80,000, and you meet other residency, income, and academic requirements, you could have 100% of your UC systemwide tuition and fees covered by grants and scholarships through this plan. Students with greater financial need can qualify for additional aid to cover expenses like books, housing, and transportation. admission.universityofcalifornia.edu

Middle Class Scholarship Program
If your family has up to $171,000 in annual income and assets, and you meet other residency, income, and academic requirements, you could have up to 40% of your UC systemwide tuition and fees covered by this scholarship. go.ucr.edu/mcs

Cal Grant
If you meet GPA, family income, residency, academic, and other requirements, you can get grant money that will cover some of your educational costs and fees. csac.ca.gov/pod/cal-grant-gpa-information

Additional Aid from the State of California
Check out more state of California financial aid programs from the California Student Aid Commission: csac.ca.gov/financial-aid-programs

UC Riverside's TRIO Scholars Program, also known as Student Support Services (SSS), is dedicated to opening the door of opportunity. The program is federally funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO Scholars focuses on improving retention and graduation rates of first-generation and income-qualified students and students with disabilities. The 140 TRIO Scholar Program participants gain academic, social, personal and career support from entry into the program until graduation.

More info: https://trioscholars.ucr.edu/

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
Office of Foster Youth Support Services (OFYSS) provides a network of resources to current and former foster youth who are attending UCR. OFYSS offers the opportunity for students who experienced foster care to explore and realize their full potential, and connect with material and emotional support services.

The Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) provides an intensive and case-managed network of resources to students who are currently in extended foster care, and who will or have already “aged out” or “emancipated” from the foster care system.
GSP prioritizes our most vulnerable subset of foster youth, namely those who were not reunited with kin or adopted out of the system. Our goal is to facilitate the successful pursuit of higher education for emancipated foster youth by offering augmented services, including financial assistance to provide basic needs, such as housing, medical co-pays and access to educational opportunities.

More info: https://fosteryouth.ucr.edu/

Underground Scholars Initiative at UCR creates a pathway for formerly incarcerated and system impacted individuals into higher education. The goal of USI is to bridge the popular academic theoretical discourse of mass incarceration with one that is grounded in the real lived experiences of UCR students and the surrounding community.
We aim to shift the School-to-Prison pipeline to a Prison-to-School pipeline using higher education as an alternative to incarceration through recruitment, retention, and advocacy. We aim to provide students with a variety of academic and co-curricular support that are essential to achieving their academic, professional, and personal goals.

More info: https://diversity.ucr.edu/underground-scholars-initiative

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a place created by and for UC Riverside veteran and military-affiliated students. It’s where you’ll find (and give) support, camaraderie, and understanding. Drop by and take a break, access resources, study, and just visit with friends.

More info: https://veterans.ucr.edu/

The Osher Re-Entry Scholarship Endowment
The Osher program provides scholarships to non-traditional students (no fewer than 10) who:
Have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years
Are at the UG level and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree
Anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation and are ideally between the ages of 25-50
Demonstrate financial need, not necessarily on their FASFA
Show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree.

More info: https://advancementservices.ucr.edu/Scholarship/ScholarshipFundInfo.aspx?fund=6F0018

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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Numeric values from : https://ir.ucr.edu/sites/g/files/rcwecm1096/files/2020-05/CDS_2019-2020_0.pdf

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