Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Howard Ways
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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STARS v1.1

University of the District of Columbia
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Joshua Lasky
Sustainability Manager
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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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 Office of TRIO and College Preparatory Programs serves as the articulation unit between the District of Columbia Public Schools, the residents of the District and the University. The University provides for low-income and first generation college students the opportunity to enroll in career and state of the art degree programs as well as experience the college environment that prepares students to become productive citizens of the District of Columbia.

Services Offered:

- Academic, Personal, and Career Counseling;
- Academic and Personal Enrichment Workshops;
- Assistance in Developing Computer Literacy;
- Career Exploration and Planning;
- Dictionary of Occupational Titles Exploration Workshops
- Exposure to Cultural Enrichment Activities.
- Financial Aid Information;
- Graduate School Information and Assistance;
- Mid-term and Final Exam Review Sessions;
- Study Skills and Money Management Workshops;
- Time Management Techniques;
- Tutoring in Math, English, Foreign Language, Natural Sciences and Logic;


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

Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory designed to enhance academic skills and/or motivation.
Upward Bound is a year-round college preparatory program that provides high school students academic assistance, educational and career guidance and cultural enrichment activities. Students are expected to remain in the program until they complete high school. It is one of the several programs sponsored by the University of the District of Columbia’s Office for TRIO and College Preparatory Programs that encourage high school students to graduate and pursue a post-secondary education.

Services:

- Classes in English, mathematics, science, and a foreign language
- SAT and ACT preparation
- Academic, career and personal counseling
- College Tours
- Academic and cultural field trips
- Financial aid and scholarship workshops
- College application fee waivers
- SAT and ACT fee waivers
- Stipends


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