Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Linda Greene
Vice Chancellor
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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:

At UCSD, TRIO Programs provide undergraduate students with part-time employment opportunities as peer college advisors and tutors at local high schools. TRIO at UCSD 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 pursuing 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 finical 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:

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

UCSD CREATE was established in 2000 as UCSD’s entity to support local K-12 outreach and college preparation efforts, specifically for students too often underrepresented in college. Our charge was to marshal campus resources towards support of K-12 education in the San Diego region, and increasingly, we consult with colleagues on improving underrepresented students’ experience in the 12-20 pipeline as well. Our work now addresses the preK-20/career pipeline in our region and university. See http://create.ucsd.edu/index.html for additional detail.

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. UCSD provides the following restricted scholarships: Ellen and Roger Revelle Scholarship, UCSD 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 UCSD, 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.

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

UC San Diego: Parent & Family Programs- UC San Diego provides an outstanding educational experience both inside and outside the classroom, and with your help your student will be successful here. At UC San Diego, we view the relationship we have with our students' parents and families as a partnership — a partnership created to help students be successful.
See http://parents.ucsd.edu/about-us/index.html for additional information.

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

UCSD Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)- EAOP's mission is to assist first-generation, socio-economically disadvantaged, and English-language learners by helping them prepare for postsecondary education, pursue graduate and professional school opportunities, and achieve success in the workplace. To achieve this goal EAOP works with K-12 students, their parents, school representatives and community members to design, implement and evaluate programs and services that foster students’ academic development to make them admissible to the post-secondary institution of their choice (UC, CSU, and CCC).
See http://eaop.ucsd.edu/ for additional information.

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:

It is the mission of the UC San Diego Financial Aid Office to ensure all admitted students can attend UC San Diego, regardless of their financial circumstances.
See http://students.ucsd.edu/finances/financial-aid/index.html for complete information for both undergraduate and graduate student financial aid information.

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

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