Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-Stout
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Leann Fay
STARS Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

UW-Stout participates in McNair and ASPIRE-Student Support Services, which are for students that are currently attending Stout. UW-Stout also has the ETS program for supporting middle and high school students.

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

Tuition remission is offered to needy and worthy students. There is also a housing deferral program to defer the housing cost and an application fee waiver policy.

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

The ASPIRE program offers training in this area.

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

UW-Stout works with a number of TRIO and Gear Up programs to support low income students for group visits. In addition a grant is being written to support children that are aging out of Foster care. During the group visits there is a focus on college admission and Enrollment Services has also gone into several high schools to work with students that are low-income and students of color to assist them.

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

There are a few foundation scholarships that are need based scholarships.

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

Enrollment Services works with Hmong and Latino parents in providing workshops on higher education.

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

Enrollment Services works with students of color as a targeted outreach and some of them are also low-income.

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

The tuition remission policy from the UW-System is set up to provide funding for low-income individuals. There is a worthy clause as well, so the students must also be solid academically to qualify for the funding.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

Information from the Executive Director of Enrollment Services

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