Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.05 / 4.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

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

TRIO/Student Support Services Program
The TRIO/Student Support Services (SSS) Program is grant funded through the U.S. Department of Education and has been part of the Cleveland State University Campus for over 47 years. The TRIO/SSS Program is designed to help first - generation college and/or low-income students progress toward graduation. TRIO/SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assistance with college requirements and the motivation and support needed to complete a college degree!

Sullivan-Deckard Scholars Program
The Sullivan-Deckard Scholarship Opportunity Program provide an opportunity for highly motivated youth who are aging out of foster care to pursue an undergraduate degree. The programs offer the benefits of a world-class education at Cleveland State University with a system of support that is customized and structured to meet the academic, social and financial needs of college students.

KeyBank Scholars Program
The KeyBank Scholars Program has been implemented to support Cleveland Metropolitan School District graduates who are enrolled at the university, with the purpose of increasing the students’ retention and on-time completion rates. KeyBank Scholars will have the opportunity to engage early on in their college careers by participating in a six week Summer Enrichment Transition Program (STEP), where they could earn up to 7 college credits, and qualify for a book scholarship. In addition to getting a jump start on earning college credits, the KeyBank Scholars Program participants have early access to a network of students, faculty and staff. Participants receive year round advising and guidance to ensure that they are on track for graduation and have the necessary tools to be successful in the classroom and the workplace.

Tuition Band
CSU has implemented a tuition band between 12 and 18 credits. This means that as a student you can pay the same tuition for 18 credits in a semester as you would have for 12.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Ruth Ann Moyer Scholarship
Open to Ohio resident, non-traditional students (at least twenty-five years of age)

Cleveland State University offers a number of programs for "non-traditional" students who want to complete their undergraduate degree. CSU offers flexible options such as courses taught at convenient times and locations, in evenings, online and we offer many partnerships with local community colleges to help make degree attainment affordable.

Project 60
The Project 60 Program enables any Ohio resident, age 60 or older, to enroll in classes at Cleveland State University on a tuition-free, space-available basis.

CSU has a longstanding tradition of serving adult and returning students. In fact, 15% of CSU’s undergraduate population are adult learners.

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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid = Full-time undergraduate students

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt = Undergraduate and graduate students with no loans borrowed

Percentage of entering students that are low-income = First year and transfer students who are Pell recipients

Graduation/success rate for low-income students = Full-time, first-time students seeking a Bachelor's degree who received a Pell grant or direct subsidized loan and completed within 150%

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