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Assistant Director of Sustainability & Energy Management
To maintain our commitment to and support of students from low-income families, we augment the federal and state (if eligible) aid with considerable St. Lawrence funds, making it possible for even the neediest student to enroll. We are successful. A full 18% of our students are Pell Grant recipients.
While there is no regular program to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to serve students from low-income backgrounds we have two staff that provide consultative support when asked.
Our First-Year Program (FYP) provides close advising – students see their adviser 2-3 times per week – to all students, providing opportunities to uncover issues and to effect solutions. In addition, we are a HEOP school and enroll 60 students across the four years who have great promise, but are from under-resourced high school and from low socio-economic environments. They receive services of academic and social support throughout their tenure.
Grants to low income students are usually 70% of our comprehensive fee, over $40,000. We have two full scholarships under our Kirk Douglas Scholarship program that are awarded annually to students from low-income backgrounds.
We practice a “total team management” philosophy in working with students from low-income backgrounds. All admissions officers visit schools, conduct off-campus interviews, and attend college fairs that include students from low-income backgrounds.
We are one of a minority of colleges and universities in New York that participate in the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, a program to attract to the STEM fields more New York students who are under-represented and economically disadvantaged.
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