Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.90
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2023

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 :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

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. https://pathway.uoregon.edu/award-overview

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

The Home Flight Scholars Program. This program, available immediately to currently enrolled eligible undergraduate students, goes beyond breaking financial barriers for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) residents. The UO has built this program in consultation with the UO Native American Advisory Council, recognizing the cultural and academic challenges AIAN students often experience.

Through a combination of federal, state and institutional grants, the Home Flight Scholars Program will cover full tuition and fee costs, create a new academic advisor position, enhance mentorship opportunities and develop a culture-rich program for new students to help them launch successful academic careers. The program is being made available immediately to an estimated 150 to 175 self-identified AIAN undergraduate students, contingent on eligibility.

Three major factors affect AIAN students: financial hardships, academic difficulties, and the lack of cultural connectedness. The Home Flight Scholars Program addresses these issues, incorporating wrap-around services that support student retention and graduation through complementary financial assistance, improved counseling and academic services, and professional development. Once state and federal options have been exhausted, the UO will waive remaining tuition and fees for Oregon residents who are enrolled citizens of the 574 federally recognized tribes.https://homeflight.uoregon.edu/

UO's Basic Needs program recognizes that student success is impacted by unmet basic needs such as food security and housing security. Resources provided include support for applications for SNAP benefits, access to food and other basic needs such as toilet paper, and a textbook subsidy. https://basicneeds.uoregon.edu/

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program, one of two at the University of Oregon. As a college retention program, SSS helps undergraduates meet the rigors of higher education and graduate from UO. The program is designed 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. TRIO SSS is here to help our students get from orientation to graduation! https://triosss.uoregon.edu/

The Student Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) pre-college programs inspire Oregon high school students to pursue, enroll, and succeed in higher education. The program is designed for students who are first generation, low income, unaccompanied youth, and/or diverse or from an underrepresented group. https://sail.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. https://dos.uoregon.edu/nontrad

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 three daycares that prioritize and give a tuition discount to the children of enrolled students: https://hr.uoregon.edu/child-care-campus

ASUO also offer a child care subsidy that low-income student parents can apply for: https://asuo.uoregon.edu/benefits

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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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Percentage estimates came from the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management, Jim Brooks. Other information came from UO websites.

Percentage estimates came from the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management, Jim Brooks. Other information came from UO websites.

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