Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Haley Randell
Submission Date May 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Austin Peay State University
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter David Davenport
Chief Diversity Officer
Diversity
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

In terms of access for new students, admissions recruits and repeatedly visits high schools where the student population is predominantly non-white and low income.

Our Educational Opportunity Center and TRiO programs target low income students; however they assist students attending APSU and other institutions.

Not really familiar with any institutional programs that minimizes the COA for low-income students.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

We attempted to implement Beyond Financial Aid, a Lumina Foundation Program, but never had full buy-in.


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

Not familiar with the existence of any such program.


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

The State of Tennessee provides Access and Diversity scholarship funds to the university. Low income is one of the criteria; however, students who are not required to be low income to qualify.


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

An overview of APSU recruitment plan, but typically its not known if a student is low-income are not. There is attention for Target areas where lower income student typically attend from.

APSU purchases names from all of the major cities in Tennessee and a 250 mile radius from Clarksville. In these name buys, we purchase a diverse population who are admissible to Austin Peay. We also participate in recruitment events at high schools, community colleges, and in the community. Our PR and Marketing Department purchases television and radio spots, external marketing, and geomarketing on social media platforms. Finally, our communication outreach targets each population through the recruitment and application process.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

N/A


Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

Scholarships which are facilitated through the Adult Non Traditional Student Programs


A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

APSU Child Learning Center


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

N/A


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
No

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
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The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
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The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
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Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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