Equal Opportunity Section: Financial Assistance Standard
The community college provides a financial assistance program for career and technical education students that uses award criteria that do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.
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What legislation authorizes this standard?
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs (ref. 1) (ref. 2)
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- Is the public notified of financial assistance opportunities and eligibility?
- Does the continual notice of non-discrimination appear on all financial assistance documents and websites?
- Does the community college analyze disaggregated financial assistance data with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age?
- Does the community college have population-specific awards, which are acknowledged in the written material and justified based on past history of discrimination or underrepresentation of the target group?
- Does the community college offer financial assistance as a result of a will, bequest, or other legal instruments which targets a specific population?
- Are the materials and information used to notify students of opportunities for financial assistance free of language or examples that would lead applicants to believe the assistance is provided on a discriminatory basis?
- Does the overall distribution of financial assistance reflect the demographics of the community college by sex, race, color, national origin, disability, or age?
- If an apparent disparity exists, does the community college provide a legitimate, non-discriminatory rationale?
- Are financial assistance program materials developed and distributed in formats accessible to individuals with disabilities?
- Is financial assistance information available in the primary languages of the district?