Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.90
Liaison Sarah Stoeckl
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Oregon
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.68 / 4.00 Sarah Stoeckl
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
50

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
56

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
28

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
67.70

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
PathwayOregon is UO's cornerstone program supporting the academic achievement of low income Oregonians. The program ensures that academically eligible, Federal Pell Grant eligible (low income) residents have their tuition and fees covered by grant aid, and receive special advising and support to ensure student success and increase graduation rates.

The Diversity Excellence Scholarships fund students with racially and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds: https://financialaid.uoregon.edu/diversity_excellence_scholarship.

UO also has a Food Security Task Force that uses a host of strategies, from produce drops to SNAP benefit enrollment events, to feed hungry students: https://dos.uoregon.edu/food

The TRIO program is a college retention program the provides academic support for students whose "socioeconomic backgrounds, educational records, and personal situations suggest they may experience challenges at the UO that could be alleviated with use of resources offered by SSS": https://triosss.uoregon.edu/

UO offers low cost mental and physical health services.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
The Nontraditional Student Union (NSU) is dedicated to providing resources and assisting non-traditional students. They aim to support nontrad students in successfully achieving their goals at the University of Oregon. Their resources include seminars, a computer lab with free printing, microwave, mini-fridge, conversation, and school supplies. Their goal is to continually evolve to accommodate the needs of nontrad students. http://uoregon.orgsync.com/org/nsu/home

The Osher Re-Entry Scholarship directly supports students who are returning to complete a bachelor's degree. Applicants must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA or similar) and the potential to succeed in their chosen course of study: https://dos.uoregon.edu/osher

UO has two daycares that prioritize and give a tuition discount to the children of enrolled students: https://hr.uoregon.edu/worklife/children-elders-family/child-care-campus
We also offer a child care subsidy that low-income student parents can apply for: http://uoregon.orgsync.com/org/childcaresubsidy

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:
15

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Percentage estimates came from the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management, Jim Brooks. Other information came from UO websites, and contacts in Pathway Oregon and the Nontraditional Student Union.

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