Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Kelsey Smith
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 4.00 Patrick Day
Vice President
Student Life
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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:

Community Involvement Program (CIP) was established in 1969 by a group of students, community members, faculty, and staff who wanted to provide educational opportunities to the local community and diversify the University of the Pacific campus. The program serves the educational needs of low-income, first-generation students by providing access to college and support services while students pursue higher education. Since the inception of this scholarship program, there have been over 1,000 CIP alumni. As part of the recruitment efforts, two signature events are held each year as a way of "PARTNERING TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL ACCESS". Our High School Counselor Information Session held in the fall and the Delta College Counselor Information Session in the spring on the Pacific campus. They provide an opportunity for local counselors to learn about the CIP application process which in turn, will assist them in advising and providing resources to potential students. An exciting part of these programs is the opportunity for counselors to hear about the experiences of current students in the program on a student panel. Counselors are engaged with administrators and staff from the Offices of Admission, Financial Aid, and the Educational Equity Programs at Pacific. For more information visit Community Involvement Program site.


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

No specific programs.


A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

The Summer Success and Leadership Academy (SSLA) consists of 50 participants that represent the City of Stockton. To apply, students must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade (unfortunately, graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.) This is a free, residential program hosted on the University of the Pacific's campus, where participants will be provided mentors who are college-students, workshops about academic success, social justice, leadership and the college admissions and financial aid process. Many of the workshops used different media forms to discuss issues all across urban America. The program also has a Distinguished Speaker series where many community members and leaders spoke with the participants.


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

Community Involvement Program (CIP) was established in 1969 by a group of students, community members, faculty, and staff who wanted to provide educational opportunities to the local community and diversify the University of the Pacific campus. The program serves the educational needs of low-income, first-generation students by providing access to college and support services while students pursue higher education. Since the inception of this scholarship program, there have been over 1,000 CIP alumni. As part of the recruitment efforts, two signature events are held each year as a way of "PARTNERING TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL ACCESS". Our High School Counselor Information Session held in the fall and the Delta College Counselor Information Session in the spring on the Pacific campus. They provide an opportunity for local counselors to learn about the CIP application process which in turn, will assist them in advising and providing resources to potential students. An exciting part of these programs is the opportunity for counselors to hear about the experiences of current students in the program on a student panel. Counselors are engaged with administrators and staff from the Offices of Admission, Financial Aid, and the Educational Equity Programs at Pacific. For more information visit Community Involvement Program site.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

The Summer Success and Leadership Academy (SSLA) consists of 50 participants that represent the City of Stockton. To apply, students must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade (unfortunately, graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.) This is a free, residential program hosted on the University of the Pacific's campus, where participants will be provided mentors who are college-students, workshops about academic success, social justice, leadership and the college admissions and financial aid process. Many of the workshops used different media forms to discuss issues all across urban America. The program also has a Distinguished Speaker series where many community members and leaders spoke with the participants.


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

Community Involvement Program (CIP) was established in 1969 by a group of students, community members, faculty, and staff who wanted to provide educational opportunities to the local community and diversify the University of the Pacific campus. The program serves the educational needs of low-income, first-generation students by providing access to college and support services while students pursue higher education. Since the inception of this scholarship program, there have been over 1,000 CIP alumni. As part of the recruitment efforts, two signature events are held each year as a way of "PARTNERING TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL ACCESS". Our High School Counselor Information Session held in the fall and the Delta College Counselor Information Session in the spring on the Pacific campus. They provide an opportunity for local counselors to learn about the CIP application process which in turn, will assist them in advising and providing resources to potential students. An exciting part of these programs is the opportunity for counselors to hear about the experiences of current students in the program on a student panel. Counselors are engaged with administrators and staff from the Offices of Admission, Financial Aid, and the Educational Equity Programs at Pacific. For more information visit Community Involvement Program site.


A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

none specific


A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

The African-American Financial Aid workshop was a session on financial aid, college and university admissions processes, campus life and college preparation, as well as information for parents.

Financial Aid Workshops are also available in Spanish.


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:

The College Awareness and Financial Aid Workshop is organized by Pacific and the San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the event is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the A.G. Spanos Center on Pacific's Stockton campus. It is free and open to the public. The half-day workshop is designed to encourage students to continue their education and assist them in finding ways to pay for college. “This event will allow parents and students to learn about all of the resources available to make their college dreams become reality," said Inés Ruiz-Huston, Latino community outreach coordinator at Pacific and co-chair of the event. "With the current fiscal crisis, it is more important than ever to provide students and parents with more opportunities to receive educational information." The workshop will include both English and Spanish sessions on financial aid, college preparation, high school graduation requirements and numerous other topics. College officials also will help high school seniors apply for federal financial aid online during the event. The sessions will be tailored toward each grade level between sixth and 12th grade. Sessions will cover how to prepare for college, financial aid for legal and undocumented students, and college life, among other topics. Childcare will also be provided during the event.


Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
No

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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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:
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A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

Our Students of Distinction program provides a free overnight campus experience for students from underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups. The students are able to come and spend the night at Pacific to get a feel for the campus before our admitted student event, Profile Day.

The Pacific PROMISE Scholars Program students who are former foster care and other disconnected students without a traditional family support system. It develops a foundation for a successful college experience by providing advocacy, assistance, and support services for those students who enroll at University of the Pacific.


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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