Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Grand Valley State University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.47 / 4.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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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:
The Financial Aid Office establishes a packaging policy that addresses the needs of all students and targets grant dollars to low-income students. GVSU also provides Federal TEACH Grants, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Parent Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Nursing Loans and Federal College Work-Study and Michigan Competitive Scholarships to needy students. http://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
GVSU offers many policies and programs to support non-traditional students: https://www.gvsu.edu/learn/ GVSU also offers a Student Parent Club, has a non-traditional task force that works directly with enrollment officers, has celebrated families with events such as Family Fun Night, parenting support groups, and non-traditional student week, a Veteran's Lounge and Veteran's Network, and a self-appointed faculty/staff committee that is currently reviewing policies/programs that support non-traditional students in an effort to recruit, retain and satisfy non-traditional students.

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:
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