Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.35
Liaison Mo Lovegreen
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, Santa Barbara
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.71 / 4.00 Jewel Snavely
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, TGIF Grants Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

Every qualified student, regardless of income, who dreams big and works hard should be able to enroll, thrive, and graduate from the greatest public university system in the world. That’s why we have one of the most generous and progressive financial aid programs in the nation. UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan helps ensure that 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 — and that's just for starters.

Blue and Gold students with sufficient financial need can qualify for even more grant aid to help reduce the cost of attending.

If students are eligible, their system-wide tuition and fees will be fully covered by scholarship or grant money. The plan combines all sources of scholarship and grant awards they receive (federal, state, UC, and private) to go toward covering your tuition and fees.

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.

More information can be found at: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/paying-for-uc/glossary/blue-and-gold/index.html

A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

Faculty and staff at UC Santa Barbara are provided information in various training sessions to direct students to the following resources:

Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)
Student Resource Building Room 3210
Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) helps students increase their mastery of course material through course-specific tutoring and academic skills development. A schedule of individual drop-in labs is available at the CLAS website here: www.clas.ucsb.edu.

Counseling Services
Building 599
893-4411 (24-hour number)
Counseling Services include individual and group counseling, support workshops, and stress management aids. Students can also seek advice for how to help friends.

Career Services
Building 599
893- 4412
Career Services include career and graduate school advising, workshops on choosing a major, resume writing and interviewing, career testing, and job listings.

The Women’s Center
Student Resource Building Room 1220
Women’s Center provides student services, advocacy, and referrals. The quarterly
calendar features lectures, films, workshops, and support groups. The Center also provides Rape and Sexual Harassment Prevention education and advocacy.

UCSB provides many programs and services to help its diverse student body negotiate the challenges of student life.

Student Life Services Disabled Students Program
Student Resource Building Room 2120
Disabled Students Program (DSP) provides academic support to eligible students with temporary and permanent disabilities. These services include: note-takers, readers, mobility assistance, sign language interpreters, adaptive equipment, registration assistance, advising, referrals, and facilitation of access to all campus programs.

Educational Opportunity Program
Student Resource
Building Room 2110
EOP’s mission is to assist in increasing eligibility rates for students from primarily low-income or first-generation college backgrounds and to assist in the recruitment of a diverse high-quality group of UC-eligible high school and community college students.

Student Health Service Near West Campus Entrance
893-5361 (information)
893-3371 (appointments)
(advice nurse)
The Student Health Service physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals team together to offer full-service primary medical care to any registered student. Patients are seen with or without appointments.

UCSB Community Housing Office / www.housing.ucsb.edu

Financial Aid Office
2103 SAASB
The Financial Aid Office helps students and their families obtain the financial assistance they need to attend UCSB. The office administers federal, state, and institutional aid programs. They also provide financial counseling, appointments with advisors, and emergency short-term loans.

Office of International Scholars and Students
Student Resource Building 3rd Floor
E-mail: oiss@sa.ucsb.edu
The Office of International Scholars and Students (OISS) serves over 1,300 international students and scholars who study, teach, and engage in research at UCSB. OISS responds to the individual and collective needs of international students and initiates programs and projects that will add to the international dimensions of the University.

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Student Resource Center Room 3112
E-mail: rcsgd@sa.ucsb.edu
The RCSGD is designed to be a safe and supportive environment for all students, staff, and faculty, offering resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex community. The Center also works with those who are questioning their sexual or gender identity. The RCSDG provides educational programming, social activities, advocacy, and consultation with the goal of enhancing safety,acceptance, and quality of life at UCSB.

The Reverse Career Fair is intended for employers to network with UCSB student organizations and build future relationships with the new student leaders. Open exclusively to student organizations that want to connect with employers, we have turned the tables and are having the employers circulate the room while student organizations man their booths!

Benefits of attending include:

Connect your organization with employers for future networking and recruiting events
Discover potential internships and full-time positions for your organizations members
Submit a copy of your digital resume book for each employer in attendance
-Resume Workshop on Wednesday, April 30, 2014: 3-4pm
Gain speakers who can inform your group about certain industries
FREE for student organizations to attend!
Prize for the student organization with the best booth presentation!

This Reverse Career Fair is open to student organizations that are members of the Student Partnership Program.

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

Sample resources include:

Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)
Campus Learning Assistance Services assists students in their mastery of University course material through course-specific tutoring and academic skills development. CLAS services complement University instruction and lead to increased understanding and improved performance. Program coordinators, learning skills counselors, instructors, and graduate and undergraduate tutors and peers assist more than 7000 students each year, offering instructional groups and workshops for a wide range of courses, in addition to drop-in tutoring for the following: writing, math, science, statistics, economics, and foreign languages.

Summer Transition Enrichment Program
The Summer Transition Enrichment Program is a two-week summer-bridge residential program that provides incoming EOP students with an in-depth orientation to university life and campus resources. Students enroll in writing, mathematics, and chemistry courses taught by faculty and graduate students and participate in a seminar course designed to promote their critical thinking in reading and writing in group discussions. Through collaborative work with staff and faculty, students discover ways to enrich their college experience and cultivate a sense of belonging to a university community. Evening programs and workshops provide opportunities to learn outside the classroom and engage in college life.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program offers academic and other support services to low-income and first generation college students. EOP provides guidance through the admission and enrollment process and supports EOP students through graduation with services such as academic and personal advising, cultural programming, academic support groups, orientation and summer bridge programs, peer advising, and career counseling. Also see Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) above.

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

Due to the generous support of donors, students have received over $2.2 million in scholarships.

Our Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan commits to providing enough scholarship and grant assistance to at least fully cover the system-wide UC fees for eligible undergraduates and families with incomes below the state household median of $80,000 per year.

A full list of scholarship programs can be found here: http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Scholarships.aspx

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

Sample links include:
Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP): http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/eao/eao/index.asp
McNair Scholars Program: http://mcnair.ucsb.edu/apply.html
Student Initiated Outreach Program (SIOP): http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/siop/

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

Goals of the University’s Undergraduate Financial Aid Programs
The University’s commitment to serving undergraduates is built upon its mission to provide instruction. California’s Master Plan for Higher Education calls for the University to select its undergraduates from among the top one-eighth of public high school
graduates. The enrollment of undergraduates centers on accommodating and serving students deemed to be eligible for admission to the University. Consistent with this focus, the University’s undergraduate financial assistance program is built around the goal of ensuring that UC is financially accessible to all students who are academically eligible to enroll. Undergraduate aid is intended to ensure that financial concerns are not a barrier to students who could not otherwise afford to attend UC. Consequently, most of the undergraduate financial assistance at UC is distributed on the basis of financial need.


Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

Program of study at UC Santa Barbara is really intended for full-time students.
Deficit programs:
Undergraduate students who have submitted their petitions to the appropriate dean for a deficit program of 10 or fewer units prior to the first day of instruction, and who have received approval for verifiable reasons of employment, health, or family responsibility, will receive a 50% reduction of the educational fee and nonresident tuition subject to approval of the Office of the Registrar.

Please note that approval of a deficit load will not automatically entitle a student to a fee reduction.

Refunds will be processed at the end of the quarter in which students are eligible. Therefore, students must pay the full fees in order to complete enrollment by the deadlines.

No refund will be made if a student petitions to drop to 10 or fewer units, or increases his/her unit load to exceed 10 units after the first day of instruction.

Students who have approval prior to fee assessment for a permanent deficit program through the College of Letters and Science will be automatically assessed 50% of the educational fee and nonresident tuition. Students on a permanent deficit program fee reduction who enroll in more than 10 units at any time will be billed for the full amount of fees and will need to re-apply for permanent deficit through the College of Letters and Science.

Warning: Financial aid students who receive a Pell Grant, Academic Competitive Grant (ACG), SMART Grant, Cal Grant A, or a Cal Grant B will have these grants reduced if they receive a fee refund as a result of their deficit load program. In most cases, the financial aid reduction will exceed the fee refund; thus, it is highly recommended that Pell Grant, ACG Grant, SMART Grant and Cal Grant recipients consult with the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for a deficit load. Students who are approved for a permanent deficit load automatically receive the fee refund and do not have the opportunity to decline it. Students who are on a deficit load program for only one quarter have the choice of accepting or declining the fee refund.

University Center fee:
An undergraduate who has petitioned for reduced fees and is enrolled in 5.5 or fewer units is eligible for a full refund of the University Center fee. The refund procedure and determination date for eligibility are the same as for deficit programs above. Students who exceed the maximum limit allowed will be assessed the full fee.

A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

The Orfalea Family Children's Center, located on West Campus, and the University Children's Center, located in the Student Resource Building, provide child care for student, staff, and faculty families within the University community. Community families are also welcome. The Centers are accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs and are licensed by the State Department of Social Services. Infant and toddler classrooms care for children ages 3 months to 3 years in small, intimate groups.

These classrooms provide children with primary caregivers and a gentle loving environment. Children 3 to 5 years of age are cared for in mixed-age classrooms. The relationships within the classroom community both with peers and teachers are valued. All classrooms offer a rich variety of spaces, materials, and activities organized to promote children’s active exploration and allow for mastery in all realms of development: social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative.

The goals of the program reflect an abiding sense of respect for all children, their unique cultures and individual development. Close ties with families are valued to ensure the best quality care possible. Parents are encouraged to be active in the program by serving on the Parent Council, spending time in their child’s classroom, attending parent education meetings, joining support groups, and, most of all, communicating on a regular basis with their child’s teacher. In addition, resource and referral services are available to all University families for individual family needs.

Interested parents are advised to put their child’s name on the wait list and ask about our tuition subsidies for low-income families.

Facility #: 421708882, 421709944, 426206965, 426211959, 426211960

Contact us: Administrative Directory
Phone: (805) 893-3665
FAX: (805) 893-4907
E-mail: childrenscenters@sa.ucsb.edu

The Early Childhood Care and Education Services strive to make the program accessible to families of all backgrounds. As such, the program has secured the following financial assistance opportunities:

Tiered Tuition Rate Structure – The program utilizes a tiered tuition rate structure based on University affiliation. Staff and Faculty rates are subsidized by funding provided by the University. Student Rates are significantly offset by the generous support of the student community from undergraduate and graduate student-voter mandated fees.

View the Tuition Rate Sheet Information Page for current rates.
California Department of Education’s Child Development Services Grant – This grant is available to income and need eligible families. Interested families should complete the CDE Eligibility Application. Questions regarding this funding can be directed to our Grant Coordinator at 805 893-5307.

CDE Application Instructions
CDE Eligibility Application (Page 1)
CDE Eligibility Application (Page 2)
Instrucciones para la Solicitud del CDE
Elegibilidad para la Solicitud de CDE (Pagina 1)
Elegibilidad para la Solicitud de CDE (Pagina 2)
Chancellor’s Childcare Scholarship – This scholarship is sponsored by the Chancellor and is currently available for University affiliated income eligible enrolled families.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

The Office of Education Partnership's mission leads our staff to have active roles in:

Designing, implementing, and evaluating programs that increase college-going rates among historically underrepresented, first generation and low-income K-12 students, in our region.

Promoting coordination and collaboration across the campus' academic preparation and outreach programs by providing staff time, evaluation support, and funding for affiliated efforts.

Contributing to regional efforts to improve P-20 service coordination across many communities with affiliated university departments, schools, and other partners.

Our Regional Impact:

Individuals served by UCSB Office of Education Partnerships include significant numbers of low-income and/or first generation students, as well as students from groups historically underrepresented in colleges and universities. UCSB meets targeted students' needs through partnerships with schools and community colleges throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and Kern Counties.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):

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 (0-100):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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