|Submission Date||July 21, 2022|
Indiana University Southeast
PA-8: Affordability and Access
|2.31 / 4.00||
Coordinator of STARS Assessment
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:
According to the College Navigator, 87% of IUS’s full-time beginning undergraduate students received financial aid in 2020-2021 with 39% receiving Pell Grants. 82% of all IUPUI undergraduates received grants or scholarships while 26% received federal student loans. As such, IUS recognizes the need to provide all the assistance it can in helping students with needs 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Specifically for low-income students, IUS 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. IUS also makes available international programs and opportunities to study and become involved with many different cultures.
IUS Student Central- Find funding for your college education:
Southeast Student Services portal provides links to offices, resources, services, and people who can help navigate the university, answer questions, and meet students’ essential needs. Whether that needs a spiral notebook, tutoring, child care, or emergency assistance. The link is below:
21st Century Scholars Success Program
First Year Seminar Information
Fee Deposit Waiver
A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
The IUS Adult Student Center serves:
• Single parents
• International students
• Those who are 24 years or older
• Those returning to college after an interruption in their education
• Those who carry significant family and work obligations
• Those who self-identify as being a non-traditional student
The Non-Traditional Student Union advocates for adult students on campus. The purpose of the organization is: to bring non-traditional students together; thereby, forming a sense of community with a visible presence through activities, events, and meetings. To be a resource and provide information on resources to enable non-traditional students to be successful in completing their degree. To promote and initiate programs and resources to enhance the non-traditional students' experience on the IUS campus.
Student Veterans Organization (SVO) seeks to foster the transition from military life to civilian life.
The Career and Development Center helps students make a smooth transition to IUS and start their journey to graduation. Not only this, the center is a resource for career counseling, internships, resume reviews, mock interviews, job fairs, and employment search techniques. Additionally, the services are available to all current IU Southeast students and alumni from all IU campuses.
Internet and Online Courses Increasingly, online classes are part of the way IUS offers classes. For a full listing of courses offered online see the Registrar Listings:
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 for the percentage of entering students that are low-income was provided by the Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid?
This data is found in the Common Data Set found here:
• First-time, Full-time Freshmen- 58.8%
• Full-time Undergraduate (incl. Fresh.) 62.8%
We chose to report the 62.8%, this number also includes freshmen as mentioned above.
How to find this information:
Choose the year ‘2019’
Select ‘H. Financial Aid’
Scroll down to ‘H02 Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid’ and specifically item i ‘On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid. Exclude any aid that was awarded in excess of need as well as any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans).
Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt?
Data is found here:
Specifically the ‘Typical Debt of Bachelor Graduates’ view (the first one) and the ‘Bach % w Debt’ tab. (Subtract the % with debt from 100).
How to find this information:
Institution display: ‘Institutions’
Southeast is in the bottom left (dark line, hover over the 2019-20 data point)
Percentage of entering students that are low-income?
The data set is found here:
Specifically the ‘Official/First Day Headcounts and Hours (Internal)’ view (the first one) and the ‘Heads and Hours’ tab.
Term: Fall 2019
Time Period: Official Census
Reporting Campus: Southeast
Degree Status: Honestly, you could choose either All or Degree-Seeking (we typically choose degree-seeking and that is reflected in the table below)
Attribute 2: Cohort
Attribute 1: Pell Recipient
So, depending on the just entering beginners, or adding in entering transfers, the numbers are below:
UG Beginner- 400/948= 42.2%
UG Transfer- 128/317= 40.4 %
Total 528/1265= 41.7%
Graduation/success rate for low-income students?
This is a tricky question. Grad rates are typically reported at the 6-year mark. So, we’ve included graduation rates for the last few years that we have data for This information is below- which involves both the overall % age for all students and the Pell-specific students. These cohorts are always defined as first-time, full-time students.
They are located here:
Specifically the ‘Graduation Rates Report’ view (the first one) and the ‘Characteristics’ tab.
*FALL 2014 beginners would be the students that (6 years) correspond to 2019-20, FYI*
Fall 2013 beginners
Overall- 35.5 %
Fall 2014 beginners
Low-income (Pell)- 27.3%
Fall 2015 beginners
We chose to report fall 2014 because this number corresponds to 2019-20, FYI
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