Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Chelsea Malacara
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Marquette University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Andrew Seifert
Projects Assistant
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) is an academic program that motivates and enables low-income and first generation students, whose parents do not have a baccalaureate degree, to enter and succeed in higher education. EOP consists of the following projects:

Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math & Science UBMS:
UB and UBMS are federally funded TRIO programs. Their mission is to assist and educate low-income and first generation high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in their goal of becoming a college graduate. The UBMS program is for students with a strong interest in the math, science, or technology field. We recruit students who live in the city of Milwaukee.


Student Support Services:
Student Support Services enrolls eligible students who show potential for success at Marquette. It offers a network of supportive services, financial aid assistance, a pre-enrollment summer program, academic counseling, specialized courses, seminars and tutoring, as well as personal, educational, graduate and career counseling.


Ronald E. McNair Scholars:
McNair Scholars prepares eligible students for graduate school. During the academic year, students attend monthly seminars, meet visiting scholars, and participate in student and professional conferences. The McNair Director is available to provide specialized academic advising, admissions and financial aid application assistance. During the summer, McNair students may apply to participate in SOAR, a paid research internship which provides an in-depth research experience, working one-on-one with a faculty mentor, and the opportunity to network with other undergraduates from across the nation.


A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

Marquette provides several opportunities to minimize the cost of attendance not only for low-income students, but for all students. Close to 90 percent of all Marquette students utilize some form of financial aid. Such opportunities come in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and employment opportunities. Many of these are in the form of need-based aid.

Please see the following site for grants:

Please see the following sites for scholarship opportunities:

Please see the following site for federal work study and student employment information:

Please see the following site for an overview of Marquette’s financial aid services:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Please see the Upward Bound program descriptions above.

A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

Marquette Central acts as a clearing house for student needs and provides step-by-step guides to help guide parents and students through the admissions process. Examples can be found under the Financial Aid Resources sections of the Marquette Central website:

A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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