|Submission Date||Sept. 30, 2019|
University of Kentucky
PA-7: Affordability and Access
|1.00 / 4.00||
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:
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 the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families 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.
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 the institution’s 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 the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
This information is available at http://www.uky.edu/Admission
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:
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 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:
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.
A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
The University has programs and support space for many non-traditional student groups some of which include: Veterans Resource Center, the UK International Center, Martin Luther King Center, LGBTQ* Resources Office.
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:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.