Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 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?:
Yes

A brief description of any 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 any 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 any 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 any 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 any 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 other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

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 other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:

Not applicable


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

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time 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.

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 any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

We have served the University of Colorado Boulder students, faculty, staff, and alumni for over 30 years
Our teachers are committed to bringing out the best in each child
We serve approximately 80 children ages 15 months (walking independently) through five years

What We Believe

Each child is respected as a unique and capable learner
We recognize the first five years of a child's life are the most formative
Optimal growth takes place when we encourage and support the overall development of each child


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

none


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
No

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income 0
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 0
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 0
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt 0

The 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

The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

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