|Submission Date||Sept. 12, 2011|
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
CSU participates in three federally-funded TRIO programs;
Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, and the
Educational Opportunity Center all of which are administered from CSU's Access Center in the Division of Enrollment and Access.
Educational Talent Search is an early intervention program that provides services and disseminates information to young people in grades six through12 about educational opportunities and options. Participants receive information about college and career aspirations, academic preparation, college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid resources.
Upward Bound addresses the academic needs of first-generation, low-income students striving to prepare for higher education. Participants receive instruction in literature, composition, mathematics, and science at Colorado State University, after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. The program also assists students with the college preparation process.
The Educational Opportunity Center primarily serves adults aged 19 and older in helping them enroll in secondary educational programs or programs of post secondary education. EOC serves participants that are first-generation and meet federal income guidelines.
For the 2010-2011 academic year, as part of its land grant mission, Colorado State University is ensuring that financial challenges do not prevent any undergraduate Colorado student who is admitted to the university from attending.
CSU's Commitment to Colorado is a promise to provide Colorado students who have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $57,000 or less (and who meet other eligibility requirements) with grant funds from state and university sources to cover at least one-half the cost of student share of base tuition. In addition, students who are eligible for federal Pell Grant will receive grant funds from federal, state, and University sources to cover at least 100% of student share of base tuition and standard fees.
The Institute for Professional Development offers seminars to all CSU staff/faculty on diversity training oriented towards students and parents. Seminars in 2010 included;
"Promoting Academic Success for First-Generation and Lower-Income Students at CSU," "Student Parent Barriers to Academic Success," "Tips & Strategies for Working with the Parents & Families of Today's Students," "Promoting Academic Success for First-Generation and Lower-Income Students at CSU,"
The Access Center strives to develop the talents of those who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education (first generation, low income, ethnically or racially diverse, and non-traditional age) during their pre-college years by: Nurturing college bound aspirations, Increasing academic skills and motivation, Reaching out to Colorado’s historically under served secondary students, Facilitating the college application, enrollment and student aid process, Assisting in the transition to college, and Supporting retention efforts.
The Access center oversees several initiatives which facilitate these goals. More information on programs such as Upward Bound, Talent Search, Reach Out, Dream, and the Alliance Program, see the Acces Center online:
The Alliance Partnership through the Access Center includes Alliance Awards (scholarships of $10,000) for all students matriculating at CSU from Alliance Partnership schools.
The First Generation Awards ($16,000) are for students whose parents have not received bachelor's degrees and demonstrate financial need.
Programs through the Access Center (including Upward Bound, Talent Search, Reach Out, Dream, and the Alliance Program) all provide resources for parents, in addition to the support offered to students.
Student Financial Services also assists parents with financial aid, loans, scholarships, insurance, extenuating circumstances, and other concerns.
All of the programs from the Access Center which prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education, also aim to recruit students from low-income backgrounds.
In particular, the Dream Project seeks to attract students who not traditionally be encouraged or expected to go to college. http://accesscenter.colostate.edu/dream/index.aspx
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.