Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
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STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Boulder
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Alphonse Keasley
Faculty, Asst Professor Attend
Academic Affairs
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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:

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. CU’s Upward Bound Program works with Native American students from 13 reservation communities in nine states.

Academic Excellence Program, a student support services program, works to increase college retention and graduation rates for eligible students.

Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair) prepares low-income, first generation college students and/or students underrepresented in academic disciplines.

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

CU Promise is the university’s guarantee for eligible Colorado residents from low-income families that the student will receive a financial aid package which includes enough grants and work-study to pay for the student share of tuition, fees, and estimated book expenses.

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

Each fall, the CU Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Diversity (LEAD) Alliance sponsors a luncheon to honor faculty who have mentored students in the Alliance programs.

As a regular part of the annual campus’s Diversity/Inclusion Summit, the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) provides a session specifically for faculty and staff regarding low-income students.

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

Pre-College Programs: Pre-Collegiate Development Program (PCDP), Roaring Forks Pre-Collegiate Program, Summit County Pre-Collegiate Program.

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

CU-LEAD Alliance programs, which include programs in eight of the nine university’s colleges and schools, as well as programs in the Division of Student Affairs.

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

The Pre-Collegiate Development Program (PCDP) offers Saturday Academies for parents to learn about tuition, financial aid programs and services, and planning for college.

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

Pre Collegiate Development Program (PCDP); Upward Bound (though federally funded, the program has been on campus for 29 years); Roaring Forks Program, Summit County Program, Partnership with the Daniels Fund, targeted recruitment in schools with free and reduced lunch programs.

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

Beginning fall 2005, CU-Boulder guaranteed a financial aid package that includes a combination of grants and a work-study award sufficient to fund the student share of tuition, fees, and estimated book expenses (as defined by Colorado Commission on Higher Education) for eligible students.

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

Not applicable

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

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