|Submission Date||June 13, 2016|
The University of Texas at Dallas
PA-8: Affordability and Access
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Does the institution have policies and programs in place 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:
Financial aid packages are available in the form of a loan, grant, scholarship, part-time job, or any combination of these programs. The total amount of aid the student receives depends on the student's cost of attendance, expected family contribution, meeting application deadlines, outside resources, academic history, and the availability of funds.
A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
The Guaranteed Tuition Plan is designed to help students and their families better plan for the cost of a college education, while allowing the University to maintain the quality of its academic programs.
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
The University of Texas at Dallas offers many scholarship opportunities for incoming first-time freshmen, transfer students, and graduate students, as well as for all continuing students. Some scholarship programs provide funding throughout the student’s undergraduate or graduate career, provided the student meets continuing eligibility requirements.
A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
UT Dallas created a parents and family webpage that provides information about the university, enrollment, housing options, tuition, admission, and much more. Campus tours are offered to enhance student, parent, visitor and university interaction. This also provides the opportunity to ask any and all questions regarding student enrollment and the process.
A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
The Comet Cupboard is a UT Dallas food pantry initiative dedicated to helping students in need. Its primary mission is to provide necessary food and personal care items to members of the UT Dallas community, but its impact reaches much further. The Comet Cupboard acts as a service learning component of the undergraduate academic experience and strives to cultivate a campus culture where the community is valued above individualism.
Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for 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:
Parents who attend classes at UT Dallas are eligible for child care services during their class hours. Care is provided for children ages 4-11. Children are divided into groups by age and participate in organized developmental activities, including arts and crafts, language study and games. School-aged children are offered time for homework as needed. Child care hours are 3:30-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Service is available from the first day of class to the last day of finals for each semester. Child care is closed on official University holidays.
A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
|The percentage of entering students that are low-income||---|
|The graduation/success rate for low-income students||---|
|The percentage of student financial need met, on average||---|
|The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt||---|
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:
The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:
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.