Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.92
Liaison Tom Kovacs
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Michigan University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.34 / 4.00 Thomas Kovacs
Geography and Geology
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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:
Education First Opportunity Scholarship (traditional freshman)
# of Recipients of the EFOS Scholarship = 1078
Total $ Amount of EFOS Scholarship = $7,985,467
Tuition = Pell Grant + EFOS
Students Eligible with 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and a 20 ACT or 1030 SAT
on the 1600 scale.
Michigan & Ohio Residents
FAFSA filed by February 1
Federal Work Study
Need-based financial aid program funded by the federal government and EMU
Awarded to students based on financial need as determined by FAFSA
Awards are earned and paid through the payroll process in the form of a bi-
weekly paycheck
The Non-Enrolled Summer Work Study application provides employment
opportunities for students who wish to work during summer semester but will
not be enrolled
EMU TRIO SSS Program by meeting one of the following three requirements:
1) First-Generation Status (the parent or guardian with whom the student
resides has not completed a four-year bachelor’s degree)
2) Low Income Status (a student’s family’s taxable income for the preceding
year did not exceed 150% of the federal poverty level)
3) Documented Disability (i.e. IEP in K-12 and/or accommodations from the EMU
DRC for a learning, physical, or mental disability)
Academic Success Partnerships (ASP, https://www.emich.edu/asp/)
was established in 2012 to equip students with relevant skills and training to
be active learners focused on persistence and degree completion. Our
commitment provides support beyond the classroom to help students manage
work, life, and development during their collegiate experience. We engage
students by creating an uplifting and inclusive campus environment designed
to affirm students through structured programming, workshops, mentoring,
coaching, and educational opportunities. These partnerships include:
BrotherHOOD and SisterHOOD Initiative
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) College Day
Mentorship Access Guidance In College (MAGIC)
Michigan College/University Partnership (MICUP)
Baccalaureate Education Achievement Track (BEAT)
Scholars Programs (Detroit Promise, Detroit Compact, Road to Completion, &
Wade McCree)
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Begun in 1989 to offer support services to high-achieving students on
their quest to attain the doctoral degree. Eastern Michigan University is
one in a highly elite group of institutions, selected by the Department of
Education, to host a McNair Program. As such, EMU McNair Scholars figure
among the students in our nation with the greatest potential to become
leaders in their academic disciplines.
UNIV courses
are designed to help first-year students transition to the academic rigors
of college. Students completing UNIV earn higher grades and persist at
higher rates than their peers.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
Holman Success Center
Offers academic support from peers and professional staff as well as tutoring,
study tables, and success coaching.
The EMU Edge is a four-year academic support program designed to help students
realize their higher education goals, beginning with the transition from high
school to college, and continuing until graduation. Students who are admitted
to the University on an academic plan by the Office of Admissions may apply to
participate with the Edge Program.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is dedicated to addressing the
mental health needs of students at Eastern Michigan University. Our caring
staff provides free counseling using a short-term model. CAPS offers limited
psychiatry appointments for medication. CAPS also serves the EMU community by
providing educational workshops, outreaches, consultation to faculty and
staff, and training to graduate students in the mental health professions.
YMCA support for students with children
Brotherhood Sisterhood
The Brotherhood and Sisterhood (BHSH) Scholars program at Eastern Michigan
University (EMU) is a student support program designed to assist first-year
students of color during their transition to postsecondary education. This
program is housed within Academic Success Partnerships (ASP), a campus
department committed to creating an inclusive environment for all students and
providing them with the resources necessary to achieve their personal, academic
and professional goals.
Eastern Michigan University’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a program
funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide opportunities for
academic development, assist students with basic college requirements and to
motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary
Veteran Student Support Services
Upward Bound
EMU Upward Bound is a Federally-funded pre-college academic program designed to
provide students from Ypsilanti Community High School with the academic skills
enhancement and motivation necessary to obtain a college degree. EMU Upward
Bound is staffed by experienced, caring counselors and professionals who want
to help young people achieve their dreams and most importantly build their
character. Program services and activities are free to those who participate in
the program. Participants can even earn a monthly stipend for miscellaneous
education expenses.
Women’s Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center is committed to recognizing and celebrating the
diverse representations of women on campus, encouraging and supporting their
personal growth, academic enrichment and professional development, offering
advocacy and referral services, and providing educational programming and
resources to help women reach their full potential.
Mentorship Access Guidance In College exists to increase the graduation rates
among students who have experienced foster care by removing barriers that
interfere with academic success and the process of becoming an interdependent
Academic Success Partnerships
Academic Success Partnerships (ASP) was established at Eastern Michigan
University (EMU) in 2012 to equip students with relevant skills and training to
be active learners focused on persistence and degree completion.
LGBTQIA Resource
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center provides a
comprehensive range of education, information and advocacy services. We work to
maintain an open and supportive environment for all students, staff, faculty
and the campus community.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Data obtained by Kaja Zum Mellon Nov. 17, 2020 and reviewed and edited by Ronald Rich and Thomas Kovacs.

Data obtained by Kaja Zum Mellon Nov. 17, 2020 and reviewed and edited by Ronald Rich and Thomas Kovacs.

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