Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.05
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date June 2, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Western Kentucky University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lesley Heck
Assistant to Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

WKU participates in six of the eight federally funded TRIO programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are administered by the U.S. Department of Education. WKU’s programs include Educational Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Center, Student Support Services, TRIO Training Program, Upward Bound, and Veterans Upward Bound.


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

Student Support Services helps college students persist and graduate from college. The program at WKU serves 225 students and provides supplemental financial assistance.


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 WKU Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET) provides training for faculty every year to every other year that includes how to better serve students from low-income backgrounds.


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

WKU does not have program run by the institution to guide the parents of low income students but there is a state program that reaches to all high school students and their parents to help guide them through the higher education experience. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is a public corporation and governmental agency and instrumentality of the Commonwealth established in 1966 to improve students' access to higher education.


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

A specific program doesn’t exist. The students complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the award is based upon eligibility.


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

WKU does not have program run by the institution to guide the parents of low income students but there is a state program that reaches to all high school students and their parents to help guide them through the higher education experience. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is a public corporation and governmental agency and instrumentality of the Commonwealth established in 1966 to improve students' access to higher education.


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

Our focus is to provide an opportunity for all students without reference to their financial status.


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:
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:
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