Eligibility, Application Process and Requirements
Consumers of the STAR program have unique needs related to the specific situations that they may be experiencing. Some needs are immediate, some are short term and some require longer term planning that is outside of the scope of services provided by this office.
Step 1: Present to the office and self-disclose to the counselor or coordinator of STAR services.
Step 2: Present evidence of need (documentation or records are helpful)
Step 3: Complete an intake form (this gives us a history of your situation and extent of your need)
Step 4: A face to face meeting will follow and an assessment of the services that are needed will be agreed upon by you and the staff member.
Step 5: You may receive an application to become part of the STAR program or be referred for community assistance, based on available resources and your presenting problem.
On being a registered STAR student:
- Meet with the coordinator once per week (15 minutes drop in). Some meetings can be done by phone, but not more than 3 per semester.
- Visit the pantry for all your basic personal supplies (once per month)
- Access to the clothing closet at any time, especially for professional clothing needs.
- Eligibility to apply for the laptop scholarship at the end of each semester
- Information on applying for food stamps
- Information and referrals to community resources
- On-campus referrals and advocacy services
- Emergency support
- Financial Aid support
- Financial Literacy and post-graduation independent living planning
- Eligible to participate in all STAR programs