Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.45
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date May 10, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Nebraska at Omaha
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Patrick Wheeler
Environmental Advocate/Sustainability Champion
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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:

Project Achieve is open to University of Nebraska-Omaha undergraduates who qualify as first-generation, limited income, and/or disabled college students. The program consists of academic skills development as well as financial aid, academic, career, and personal counseling. Activities and services emphasize development of skills necessary for becoming more efficient and independent learners.
Project Achieve uses a flexible and personalized approach. Each student is encouraged to participate in activities which meet his or her own learning needs. Students and staff work together in assessing students' skills in relation to educational and career goals. Personal interviews, review of academic records, checklists and diagnostic tests may be used in this process.


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

Project Achieve is open to University of Nebraska-Omaha undergraduates who qualify as first-generation, limited income, and/or disabled college students. The program consists of academic skills development as well as financial aid, academic, career, and personal counseling. Activities and services emphasize development of skills necessary for becoming more efficient and independent learners.
Project Achieve uses a flexible and personalized approach. Each student is encouraged to participate in activities which meet his or her own learning needs. Students and staff work together in assessing students' skills in relation to educational and career goals. Personal interviews, review of academic records, checklists and diagnostic tests may be used in this process.


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

Scholarships are available to assist UNO students through a number of established programs, including Project Achieve, the Thompson Learning Community and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies programs. See those pages for details. http://www.unomaha.edu/ollas/studentopps.php


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
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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:

UNO Women's Club scholarships are offered to part-time students.


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:

A 69-child child care center is owned and operated by the university on the Dodge Campus. Details on the center and subsidies can be found at the CCC web site.

http://mbsc.unomaha.edu/child.php


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