|Submission Date||Aug. 24, 2016|
Warren Wilson College
PA-8: Affordability and Access
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Does the institution have policies and programs in place 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:
Finacial aid policies that look at students need and merit to ensure that they can attend the school. Work program. keep fees lower
A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
The admissions office has trainings for staff members to teach them to speak with prospective students who are the first generation college students. For example, not to assume that a student can afford to pay for text books.
A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
We have hosted Trio, federal experts, to teach trainings to the admissions staff on low income families.
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
Warren Wilson College offers comprehensive financial aid.
A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
Admissions counselors develop one on one relationships with prospective and make sure they are familiar with all processes.
A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
Warren Wilson runs comprehensive marketing across the nation. We look for good merit and we make sure they can afford the college.
A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
When deciding which students are accepted we don't take into account whether they can pay the full tuition.
A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
Warren Wilson College explicitly and intentionally keeps our operating costs at a minimum to keep the school as accessible as possible. Many of the institutions we see ourselves as peers with charge $60,000 a year.
Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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:
A child day care center called VERNER is located adjacent to our property. If someone qualifies for Head Start then they qualify to send kids to VERNER.
A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
Warren Wilson offers full time housing options. If a student does not have a place to go away from school, it is possible for the student to live on campus from orientation to graduation.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
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|The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt||---|
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:
The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:
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