Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.79
Liaison William Ghrist
Submission Date May 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Washtenaw Community College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.57 / 4.00 Bill Ghrist
Manager of Energy and System Integration
Energy Services
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

WCC's Foundation provides scholarships to students to students based on need. All students are also required to complete the FASFA if they are applying for Foundation Scholarships to insures students also have access to any federal aid they may be eligible for.


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

As part of our diversity training, we inform our faculty and staff on services and supports for low-income students through ongoing essential trainings that are required annually.


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

For incoming or current students, both male and female. Scholarships typically awarded to eligible students from low-income families.


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

Our admissions and financial aid offices conduct focused recruitment and engagement events at High Schools that have high percentages of students receiving free or reduced lunch.


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

"Board Policy - 2095
The general purpose of student scholarships is to enhance and assure the accessibility of Washtenaw Community College to all constituents within the Washtenaw Community College district. These scholarships will not reduce or replace existing student financial aid programs funded by other sources. The funding of the scholarships will be a partnership between the college and the Washtenaw Community College Foundation."


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

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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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:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
32

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
30

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):
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):
45

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