Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.74
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, San Diego
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.23 / 4.00 Michelle Perez
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Utilities and Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Chancellors Associate Scholars Program
Students must have demonstrated financial need and family incomes of $80,000 or less.
Graduates of UC San Diego Partner High Schools (Preuss School, Lincoln High School, Gompers Preparatory Academy) who accept offers of admissions to UC San Diego may receive up to $40,000 in scholarship support.
Entering first-year students from San Diego & Imperial Counties who are registered (enrolled) members of federally recognized tribes, admitted to UC San Diego, meet the UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Program (CA Residents with a total family income of less than $80,000 with financial need).

UC San Diego’s Early Academic Outreach Program
Around since 1976 to assist students who are socio-economically disadvantaged

Student Retention and Success is home to two TRiO programs in which at least 1/3 – 2/3 of students must be low-income and/or first-generation.
TRIO SSSP is for students who are low-income, first-generation college students and/or students with disabilities. Through mentorship, academic programs, one-to-one counseling/ advising, referrals to campus resources and social/ cultural programming, we strive to maximize involvement and success in the campus academic community. In addition to assisting students through to graduation, TRIO SSSP helps motivate and inform students to utilize services to enhance their preparation for the job market and/or graduate and professional school admission.
TRiO MC Nair out of AEP https://aep.ucsd.edu/research-programs/mcnair/index.html
TRiO Student Support Services out of OASIS https://oasis.ucsd.edu/programs/trio/index.html

UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan
Students will not have to pay UC’s system-wide tuition and fees out of their own pocket if they are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and they qualify for financial aid. Students with greater financial need can qualify for even more grant support to help defray other educational expenses (like books, housing, transportation, etc.). Applicants don't need to fill out a separate application to qualify for the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan. They will receive the benefits of the Blue and Gold plan automatically if they qualify.

The Student Retention & Success (SRS) team within the Office of Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs creates programs and services that foster student success, in academics and co-curricularly.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

The Student Veterans Resource Center does not have income criteria, but we do support many non traditional students with the average age of student veterans being 26 years old.

The Hope Scholars Program
Ensures academic and financial support for former foster youth, homeless youth, formerly incarcerated and other disconnected students.

Undocumented Student Services does not have income criteria, but I would suggest that undocumented students are traditionally underrepresented and would be considered non-traditional students

Scholarships for Entering Transfer Students:

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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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