Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 18, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of California, San Diego
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sandra Daley
Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer
Chancellor's Office
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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 the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

At UC San Diego, TRIO Programs provide undergraduate students with part-time employment opportunities as peer college advisors and tutors at local high schools. TRIO at UC San Diego is made up of Upward Bound Classic, Upward Bound Math & Science, and Educational Talent Search. Upward Bound Classic provides support to 80 area high school students, primarily those who are from low-income families and who will be the first in their family to attend college. Upward Bound Math & Science Program helps 50 high school students prepare for college admission. This program works specifically with students who have an interest in pursing math, science, computer science, and engineering as a college major and career. Educational Talent Search serves 600 students in grades 6-12 by nurturing their potential to succeed in higher education through academic enrichment, motivation, and advising.


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

According to the University of California, grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study are all forms of financial assistance to students in the University of California system. Nearly two-thirds of UC undergraduates receive some financial aid with an average ward of around $14,000. For California residents, that covers nearly half the cost of attending UC for a full year.


A brief description of the institution’s 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 the institution’s 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:

According to the University of California, UC provides many different types of scholarships. The Regents Scholarships, UC’s most prestigious scholarships, are for students with outstanding academic records and personal achievements. These scholarships may be either honorary or need-based. Alumni Scholarships are awarded to entering students who have demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, and participation in extracurricular activities. There are also restricted scholarships that are available only to students with specific backgrounds, academic interests, career objectives, and other criteria. UC San Diego provides the following restricted scholarships: Ellen and Roger Revelle Scholarship, UC San Diego Athletic Scholarship, James Avery Scholarship, Black Alumni Scholarship, Clayton H. Brace Scholarship, Chancellor’s Freshman Scholarship, CREATE Undergraduate Scholarship, Herbert & Renita Greenberg Scholarship, Hispanic Scholarship Council Scholarship for Community Service, Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Scholarship, Kelly J. Kolozsi Memorial Scholarship, Ledell Family Scholarship, Claude and Irene McFarland Scholarship, Dr. A.R. Moossa Scholarship, Shelia Owens-Collins Scholarship, George Parker Memorial Scholarship, Gerald and Inez Grant Parker Foundation Scholarship, Mary Pillot Scholarship, Preuss School Scholarship at UC San Diego, Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship, Rose Foundation Scholarship, Shimotori Memorial Scholarship, Student Foundation Scholarship, Shimotori Memorial Scholarship, Student Foundation Scholarship, Ludwig and Ada Strauss Scholarship, Mary S. and Joseph W. Watson Scholarship, and Allene Huanani Wong Scholarship.

http://www.ucsd.edu/current-students/finances/financial-aid/types/scholarships/freshmen/index.html


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

According to the University of California, UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover all educational and student services fees for California residents that qualify for financial aid and whose family earns less than $70,000 a year. Blue and Gold students with sufficient financial need can qualify for even more grant aid to help reduce the cost of attending.


A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
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The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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