Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.89 / 4.00 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
69

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
60

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
18.20

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
69.90

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
According to the College Navigator, 83% of IU Bloomington's full-time beginning undergraduate students received some type of financial aid in 2021-2022 with 18% of them receiving Pell Grants. 72% of all IU Bloomington undergraduates received grants or scholarships while 28% received federal student loans. As such, IU Bloomington recognizes the need to provide all the assistance it can in helping students with need overcome perceived and real hurdles in paying for their education.

In an effort to encourage on-time graduation and decrease the cost of education, all IU campuses have moved to a Banded tuition rate, effective Fall 2016. Banded tuition is designed to help students graduate on time (in four years) and reduce the cost of their education. Undergraduate students enrolled at an Indiana University campus will pay one rate for their basic tuition when taking between 12 credits and 18 credits at one IU campus. https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/cost-of-iu/index.html

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

Information on available scholarships can be found here: https://scholarships.indiana.edu/

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/]

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, commit 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 100% of the total cost of attendance, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. https://sit.indiana.edu/financial-aid-scholarships/scholarships-grants/cox-access.html and https://coxscholars.indiana.edu/scholarships/cox-access-scholarship.html

More resources for non-traditional students can be found on the website for the Center for Students in Transition, https://sit.indiana.edu/index.html

IU offers online and in-person continuing education classes through IU Expand - a repository of which can be found at: https://expand.iu.edu/

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:
72

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