Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Stout
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.18 / 4.00 Tim Cline
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?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

UW-Stout is part of several TRiO funded programs such as ASPIRE, Student Support Services that is targeted at Low-income, first generation or students with disabilities. There are some scholarships to assist students.


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

A group visit program that works with low-income students to provide tours and campus visits and this works with a variety of groups such as TRiO, Avid, Admission Possible, etc. where Stout hosts around 50 groups a year. This is a program that helps to make information regarding higher education accessible. A multicultural recruiter that works with students of color and if they happen to be low income he would work with them in a targeted setting. There isa program called Fostering Success which works with youth that have aged out of the foster care system or are currently involved to support them. As these students are all independent they fall in the category of low income. High school and middle school seminars as well as an overnight visit program in the summer. In addition you should reach out to Dang Yang and Vickie Sanchez as they work with recruiting students that come from low-income backgrounds as part of the pre-college program.


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 any 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 any 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 other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

UW-Stout is part of several TRiO funded programs such as ASPIRE, Student Support Services that is targeted at Low-income, first generation or students with disabilities. There are some scholarships to assist students.


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

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 other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
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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:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Yes

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income 25
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 46.90
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 82
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt 14

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:
6

The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

Information from the Executive Director of Enrollment Services

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