Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Montana
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

The University uses Federal TRIO programs to provide academic advising, tutoring, career advising, financial aid, and workshops to eligible students. Students who qualify for TRIO Student Support Services include those who are first-generation college students, and those who qualify under federal financial guidelines as low income.


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

Students who qualify for TRIO Student Support Services include those who are first-generation college students, and those who qualify under federal financial guidelines as low income. The University also utilizes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to minimize the cost of attendence for low-income students.


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

The University Financial Aid Office works with faculty and staff to ensure they understand the financial aid options to be able to advise students.


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

The Financial Aid Office hosts high school aid nights where representatives educate students and their parents about financial aid options.


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

The University offers the Charlotte Yeoman Martin Scholarship for students who are low-income, academically challenged, or who face other obstacles.

The Universtiy also offers a Montana Education Savings Account that matches savings 3:1 to go toward education.


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

The Financial Aid Office hosts high school aid nights where representatives educate students and their parents about financial aid options


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
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The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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