Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kentucky
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lori Mobley
Administrative Officer
Instituitional Diversity
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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:

In an effort to better serve students of a lower socioeconomic status and first generation students, the UK Admissions Office has a "Scholarship Search Tool" that allows students quick access to complete list of scholarships for which they are eligible to apply. The University is in the process of increasing the amount of need-based financial aid for underrepresented students.


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

CARES - Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services provides mentoring, social and cultural programming, Diversity Education and Community Building for this type of assistance. The Office of Faculty Advancement offers orientation programs. Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education has programs for faculty and staff development.


A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Several programs are available to assist students from low-income backgrounds for higher education. Examples include: UK Freshman Summer Program - a 6 week program designed to help students transition from high school to college. The overall goal is to improve the graduation rates of African American, Hispanic, American Indian, first generation and low-income students. Other examples, Robinson Scholars and AHEC


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

In an effort to better serve students of a lower socioeconomic status and first generation students, the UK Admissions Office has a "Scholarship Search Tool" that allows students quick access to complete list of scholarships for which they are eligible to apply. The University is in the process of increasing the amount of need-based financial aid for underrepresented students.


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

CARES offers the First Year Focus Orientation Meeting for Parents - held during move-in weekend, introduces parents to CARES staff and counselors who will work with their students throughout the year. The Admissions Office - 2-day summer advising conferences for in-coming freshmen include parents as part of the orientation process.


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

The University hosts over 20 See Blue Preview Nights around the state of Kentucky and out of state. All academic colleges attend along with support units--Finanical Aid, Student Support Services and CARES. The Universtiy hosts "Come See Blue For Yourself" for recruitment allowing students to experience an official campus visit. The university provides transportation and meals for students to attend.


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

information available www.uky.edu/Admission/


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

In an effort to better serve students of a lower socioeconomic status and first generation students, the UK Admissions Office has a "Scholarship Search Tool" that allows students quick access to complete list of scholarships for which they are eligible to apply. Also see www.uky.edu/Financial Aid/. The University is in the process of increasing the amount of need-based financial aid for underrepresented students.


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

Robinson Scholars which supports students from eastern Kentucky who may be experiencing economic, cultural or institutional impediments to attending UK.


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:

In an effort to better serve part-time students the UK Admissions Office has a "Scholarship Search Tool" that allows students quick access to complete list of scholarships for which they are eligible to apply. www.uky.edu/financialaid/scholarships/non-traditional


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:

Early Childhood Lab - provides childcare and serves as a teaching lab for early childhood professionals. Woodland Early Learning Center - on campus. UK Human Resources Work Life Office offers a webpage on childcare options and childcare search resources tool.
www.uky.edu/hr/work-life


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

Information regarding programs, services and activities for all students is widely distributed through all avenues available--email, social media, and through the individual colleges.


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

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

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