Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Alan Burr
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.71 / 4.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

The Pell Grant is available to high need undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree. Student’s eligibility is determined by the federal need analysis formula. The amount of the Pell Grant varies depending on the information supplied on the FAFSA and whether a student goes full-time or part-time.

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is awarded to undergraduate students with high need and is awarded in addition to the Federal Pell Grant. Eligibility is also based on the availability of funds.

This is a state funded grant available to undergraduate Wisconsin residents pursing their first undergraduate degree who have high need as determined by the state formula. Students must be enrolled for at least six credits and can receive the grant for a maximum of 10 semesters.

The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant provides grant assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged undergraduate Wisconsin resident students. First-time freshmen students are nominated for the TIP Grant by the school financial aid offices or by counselors of the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs (WEOP). To continue to receive the TIP Grant, students must show financial need. Eligibility cannot exceed ten semesters and is only available for six years after the initial grant is awarded. Funding for the TIP Grant is provided by both the State of Wisconsin and the Federal Government.

Federal Work Study is one of the Title IV federal financial aid programs. It is awarded to students based on their demonstrated financial need using information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Through this program students may earn up to the amount listed on their financial aid award letter and their wages will be subsidized by the federal government. Due to this subsidy, some employers require students with Federal Work Study awards and their job postings will state this. If a student does not qualify for Federal Work Study they apply for any position listed as Regular.

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

Faculty have access to many training opportunities on how to better serve students from low-income backgrounds through Student Support Services and The Pioneer Academic and Transitional Help Center (PATH).

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Student Support Services is a federally funded TRiO program. They are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide a variety of free support services to help our participants become successful college graduates. Services include tutoring, workshops, learning specialists, advising assistance, academic support, and financial support.

To be eligible students must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria :
- Be a first-generation college student (neither parent currently has a four-year college degree)
- Be an income-eligible student (based on taxable income level)
- Be a student with a documented disability


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

We have many scholarships available to students with financial need, including:
- Arthur Davis and Mary(Lindart) Williams Endowed Scholarship in Science- ​Must be enrolled in any science major. Based on leadership and financial need.
- Bjarne and Lucille Ullsvik Scholarship- ​Potential for academic success, good moral character, concern/service to others, financial need (recipients should be students who are having difficulty in meeting educational expenses)
- Donald F. Russell Scholarship - ​Must have been a full time student for at least three years with an expected graduation date of less than 18 months of receiving the award, minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates financial need. Essay must include on how they exemplify the following qualities: strong work ethic, "can do" attitude and willing to help those in need with no expectations of pay back.
- Helen Harms Anderson- ​Undergraduate woman demonstrating financial need; FAFSA must be filed.
- Marian (Kies) Linden Pioneer Spirit - ​The recipient(s) shall be a group or individual member of a group which fosters the spirit of UW-Platteville and has earned a minimum of 30 credits, demonstrates financial need and preference given to students who have declared a major in education.

Full scholarship listing is available here: https://www.uwplatt.edu/financial-aid/scholarships

A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

UW-Platteville hosts several pre-college recruitment programs targeting minority and low-income students each year. These programs are subsidized through grants and gifts to make them affordable to attendees.

The Pre-College Academy is a two-week residential program at UW-Platteville. This means the students will spend two weeks on UW-Platteville’s campus while participating in fun, challenging and engaging projects. Program is geared toward: 9-11th graders.

This is our academic year program that helps students grades 6-12 learn of the college process and apply to Pre-College Programs.

Full STEAM is our Middle School program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Agricilture, and Mathematics.


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

Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

We have an onsite children's center that provides full day childcare to students and community members. Students get priority access to the services and receive discounted rates for care.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

We have a campus office dedicated to assisting Veterans and Non-Traditional Students attend UW-Platteville. Some resources that this office provides includes:
- UW-Platteville is a Yellow Ribbon Program school. See more information on the program and a full list of schools on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
- UW-Platteville is a Department of Defense MOU participating school for students using Federal Tuition Assistance.
- For the sixth year in a row, UW-Platteville has been selected as a military-friendly school.
- UW-Platteville is in Military Advanced Education's 2015 Guide to military-friendly colleges and universities.
-American Corporate Partners: Connecting U.S. veterans to business leaders through mentorships and online career advice.
- Non-Traditional Student Association- the student group that has primary responsibility for the formulation and review of practices concerning student life, services, and interests for non-traditional students. They are responsible for promoting an interest and understanding among residents regarding their campus environment and serve as a general forum for improving the quality of non-traditional student life.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):

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 (0-100):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100): https://www.wisconsin.edu/accountability/access/
The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100): https://www.wisconsin.edu/accountability/access/
On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid: https://www.uwplatt.edu/oir/common-data-sets - H2 line H divided by line D
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans): Cannot find this information

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