Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 4.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
69.30

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
38.40

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
39.30

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
41

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

According to the College Navigator, 89% of IUPUI’s full-time beginning undergraduate students received some type of financial aid in 2018-2019 with 42% of them receiving Pell Grants. 65% of all IUPUI undergraduates received grants or scholarships while 43% received federal student loans. As such, IUPUI 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://affordability.iu.edu/banded-tuition/index.html
Other Affordability Programs at IU:
• MoneySmarts – a multifaceted financial literacy program established as part of an overall program to assist students to make informed financial management decisions and decrease overall student debt. https://moneysmarts.iu.edu/
• Free Course Guarantee - Indiana House Enrolled Act 1348-2013 provides a guarantee to students that if they follow their maps but are unable to enroll in a required course in a given semester, the institution must provide the course for free in a future semester unless they can provide the student with a revised degree map that still enables the student to graduate within four years. https://affordability.iu.edu/free-course/index.html

Specifically for low-income students, IUPUI 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. IUPUI also makes available international programs and opportunities to study and become involved with many different cultures.

IUPUI Student Central_Fund Your Education https://studentcentral.iupui.edu/funding/index.html
• Financial Aid https://studentcentral.iupui.edu/funding/apply-financial-aid/index.html
• Diversity Scholarships https://admissions.iupui.edu/cost-aid/scholarships/diversity-scholarships/index.html
• Grants https://studentcentral.iupui.edu/funding/grants/index.html
• Loans https://studentcentral.iupui.edu/funding/loans/index.html
• Work-Study https://studentcentral.iupui.edu/funding/work-study.html

Division of Undergraduate Education provides the following Student Support Programs: https://uc.iupui.edu/student-support-programs/index.html
• Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP) – The mission of the Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP) is to enhance the transition and success of IUPUI students from populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education by addressing academic, social, and personal matters that have an impact on persistence. Through connecting, affirming, guiding, and engaging students, DEAP helps to ensure their success at IUPUI. DEAP offers intensive retention programming and a supportive community. https://deap.iupui.edu/
• Bepko Learning Center - enhance the opportunities for undergraduate students to achieve educational goals and to assist in their development of academic skills through collaborative learning, role modeling, peer interaction, and peer support through the Office of Academic Enrichment, the Office of Academic Mentoring, and the Office of Tutorial Support. https://blc.iupui.edu/about/index.html
• 21st Century Scholars Success Program https://21stcentury.iupui.edu/
• First Year Seminars https://uc.iupui.edu/academic-affairs/courses/first-year/index.html
• Summer Bridge https://uc.iupui.edu/academic-affairs/courses/first-year/index.html
• Themed Learning Communities https://uc.iupui.edu/academic-affairs/courses/first-year/index.html
• New Student Orientation – OTEAM - https://orientation.iupui.edu/
• Nina Mason Pulliam Scholars Program - offers students who face significant barriers to educational success an opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree at IUPUI. The program targets lower-income individuals who were either raised in the child welfare system (such as foster care), have physical disabilities, or are returning adults with dependents. https://nina.iupui.edu/
• THRIVE is a scholarship and program for incoming, first-year, independent students. By that, we mean students who have had experiences with foster care, housing insecurity, homelessness, emancipation, legal guardianship determined by a court, or lack of family support. https://thrive.iupui.edu/
• Office of Student Employment Federal Work Study https://employment.iupui.edu/work-study/index.html
• Student Support Services (SSS) is part of the federal TRIO programs for first-generation, low-income, and physically challenged students. SSS is committed to supporting each student in the program, retaining them in college, and giving them the tools and support necessary to earn their degrees. Through intrusive counseling and advising, academic peer mentoring, and financial aid counseling, https://uc.iupui.edu/student-support-programs/student-support/index.html
• Transfer Student Services https://transfer.iupui.edu/
• TRIO Upward Bound provides low-income, first-generation potential college students quality instruction and academic support to ensure their successful completion of a bachelor’s degree. https://ub.iupui.edu/
• Indy Achieves https://admissions.iupui.edu/cost-aid/indy-achieves/index.html
• IUPUI Pledge Grant https://admissions.iupui.edu/cost-aid/pledge-grant.html

IUPUI Division of Student Affairs_Office of Student Advocacy and Support (OSAS) https://studentaffairs.iupui.edu/advocacy-resources/get-help/index.html
• OSAS provides guidance on any type of student issue or emergency support
• OSAS provides onsite Food and Clothing Services thru PAWS Pantry and PAWS Closet
• IUPUI hosted a conference to improve retention, graduation of under-resourced students. IUPUI hosted the inaugural Engaging and Supporting Under-Resourced Students at IUPUI conference Nov. 2017. The event aimed to improve the chances of success among students facing food, housing and other insecurities. https://news.iu.edu/stories/2017/11/iupui/releases/13-under-resourced-students-conference.html
• Help Me ROAR Website - Registry of Options and Resources is a one-stop shop of information with campus and local community resources within a five-mile radius of IUPUI. https://helpmeroar.iupui.edu/

The Student Health Center implemented a fee reduction process for students with demonstrated level of financial need. https://studentaffairs.iupui.edu/health/medical/index.html

Fee Deposit Waiver – IUPUI offers a waiver for the $100 enrollment deposit to students who are receiving select institutional scholarships, Indiana 21st Century Scholars, and other populations https://admissions.iupui.edu/enroll/deposit-waiver.html

IUPUI Graduate Diversity Fellowships https://graduate.iupui.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/index.html
• Adam W. Herbert Graduate Fellowship
• President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship at IUPUI
• President's Graduate Diversity Fellowship at IUPUI
• IU School of Medicine (IUSM) also offers a number of Scholarships and Loans based on financial need. A list of available IUSM scholarships can be found here: https://md.mednet.iu.edu/support-services/financial-aid/scholarships/ and Loans here: https://md.mednet.iu.edu/support-services/financial-aid/loans-available-through-iusm/


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

Office of Transfer Student Services: https://transfer.iupui.edu/ serves all types of transfer students, including:
• Transfer students from four-year institutions
• Transfer students from community colleges
• Intercampus transfer students
• Returning adult students
• Military veterans

Degree Completion Office: https://complete.iupui.edu/ Supporting adult students from application to graduation

Academic and Career Development Office: https://acd.iupui.edu/ helps students make a smooth transition to IUPUI and start their journey to graduation.

Association for Non-Traditional Students: https://theden.iupui.edu/organization/ANTS

Registration - Nontraditional Scheduling Options https://bulletins.iu.edu/iupui/2019-2020/undergraduate/special-opp/index.shtml
• IUPUI offers numerous educational options outside the traditional classroom. These classes are found at convenient locations, at times stretching over seven days and nights, and, in addition to regular course formats, are offered online or , on TV. For more information on course and credit program options, see the Registrar Listings https://studentcentral.iupui.edu/register/schedule-of-classes/index.html
• Information about CUE (Consortium for Urban Education), http://registrar.iupui.edu/cue.html a group of Indianapolis colleges and universities that augments IUPUI's traditional on-campus courses. Students in some programs may be registered on more than one campus simultaneously. Check with either the school involved or the Office of the Registrar for more information.
• Distance Learning IUPUI’s Community Learning Network (CLN) offers classes off campus year-round and on the weekends. Through television, CLN connects college-bound learners in metropolitan Indianapolis and central Indiana with the academic and technical resources at IUPUI. Lectures are delivered over public television, WFYI-TV Channel 20, Time Warner Channel 19, Comcast Cablevision Channel 39, or by videotapes purchased from the IUPUI Bookstore. Syllabi are offered online. Students interact with peers and faculty through computers, fax, telephone conferencing, and voice messaging systems. Students may complete all requirements for the School of Liberal Arts Associate of Arts and the School of Continuing Studies Associate of Arts in General Studies degrees through CLN. Each semester, new courses are offered over the Internet. Visit www.cln.iupui.edu for more information.
• Internet and Online Courses Increasingly, online classes are part of the way IUPUI offers classes. For a full listing of courses offered online see the Registrar Listings
https://studentcentral.iupui.edu/register/schedule-of-classes/index.html


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:
65

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