Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Makayla Bonney
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.67 / 4.00 Danni Schaust
ISDP Program Coordinator
Sustain IU
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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:

In 2018, the Chronicle of Higher Education listed IU as #4 among U.S. Flagship universities with lowest tuition increases since 2008. [Source: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Flagship-Universities-With-the/244939]

IU Provides a net-cost calculator and tools to help student evaluate the return on investment of their education.

IU provides degree maps for all first-time enrolled students to help them map out their degree and finish on time. [source: https://affordability.iu.edu/]

In an effort to encourage on-time graduation and decrease the cost of education, undergraduate tuition for IUPUI and the regional campuses moved from a per-credit hour rate to a flat rate for students taking 12 to 18 credit hours effective fall 2016.

Specifically for low-income students, Indiana University promotes several programs and fellowships to encourage underrepresented students to attend. The variety of cultures at the campus create a robust environment for all faculty, staff, and students. IU also makes available international programs and opportunities to study and become involved with many different cultures.

Selected fellowships, internships and scholarships are offered by:
-African American and African Diaspora Studies
-Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (CISAB/REU)
-Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
-Center for the Study of Global Change
-Colleges in Indiana
-Council of Graduate Schools
-Community and Schools Partnerships
-Diversity Education
-Enhancing Diversity, School of Education
-First Nations Educational & Cultural Center
-Gender Studies
-GradGrants Center
-Graduate Creative Writing Program
-Herbert Presidential Scholars
-HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Initiative
-Hudson Holland Scholars Program
-Hutton Honors College
-International Affairs, Office of the Vice President for
-IU GradGrants Center
-Latino/a Studies Program
-NASA-supported internships, fellowships, and scholarships
-National Science Foundation graduate school financial support opportunities
-National Science Foundation postdoc financial support opportunities
-Overseas Study, Office of
-Pathways to Science
-Precollege Programs at Indiana University
-Science Careers from the Journal Science: New Student and Institutional Support Programs
-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Initiative Summer Scholars Institute
-Twenty-First Century Scholars Program
-University Graduate School Diversity Resources
-University Graduate School GradGrants Center
-Vice President for International Affairs, Office of the


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

IUB offers scholarships, academic resources, and parenting resources for adult/non-traditional students.

One such program is the Cox Access Scholars Program provides for hard-working, non-traditional, Indiana residents who are academically strong, have demonstrated financial need, have a commitment to employment, and have a cumulative gap of five years or more in their college education. Students selected as Cox Access Scholars earn a scholarship for 75% of the total cost of attendance, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

More Adult Student Resources can be found at: http://asr.indiana.edu/

Student Affairs lists several supplemental grants, scholarships, and resources for Veteran students: https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/veterans-support-services/financial-assistance.shtml

In addition, IUB offers a variety of Continuing and Online Education services, including lifelong learning programs, continuing nondegree programs, nondegree undergraduate enrollment, alumni programs, and online degree programs both high school and college degrees. http://www.iub.edu/academic/continuing.shtml

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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Additional information about student financial literacy is available from the Indiana University Office of Financial Literacy at http://moneysmarts.iu.edu/.

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