Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Michigan State University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer Mitchner
Former Executive Assistant - Retired
OFC for Inclusion Intercult Initiatives
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

Educational assistance is available to students in many forms, including:
* Student loans
* Parent loans
* Scholarships and grants
* Student employment, work-study
* Education savings plans
* Tax credits
* Tuition reduction plans
* Veterans' benefits
* Fellowships
* Assistanceships
* Tuition reimbursement

Assistance might be awarded by the federal or state government, the university or private sources such as employers and community organizations.


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

The Office of Faculty and Organizational Development (F&OD) supports MSU faculty, academic staff and administrators in their ongoing quest for excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and leadership. To accomplish this goal, FOD offers a broad range of seminars and programs, services, and resources in two programmatic strands:
* Faculty and Instructional Development
* Organizational and Leadership Development

See http://fod.msu.edu/


A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

The primary purpose of the Office of Supportive Services is to assist students who, for diverse reasons, have not had sufficient opportunities to prepare for the challenges of higher education. OSS works to enable these students to develop coping and self management survival skills for success within the University. OSS also provides motivation, academic advising, social counseling, personal planning, career guidance and skill enrichment seminars.

(See http://oss.msu.edu)


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Educational assistance is available to students in many forms, including:
* Student loans
* Parent loans
* Scholarships and grants
* Student employment, work-study
* Education savings plans
* Tax credits
* Tuition reduction plans
* Veterans' benefits
* Fellowships
* Assistanceships
* Tuition reimbursement

Assistance might be awarded by the federal or state government, the university or private sources such as employers and community organizations.

http://finaid.msu.edu/types.asp


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

MSU provides information and assistance to guide parents through the higher education experience (see http://finaid.msu.edu/parents.asp)


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

MSU’s pre-college programs offer students opportunities to explore their intellectual capacity, discover a range of future possibilities, learn more about their culture, and develop a better understanding of others. (see: http://inclusivity.msu.edu/programs/precollege.php)


A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

MSU offers special financial aid for students who are parents, including assistance with child care expenses. See http://finaid.msu.edu/stuwithkids.asp for more information.


A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

There are two on-campus child care facilities, The Spartan Child Development Center and one of two Human Development and Family Studies' Child Development Laboratories. The second Child Development Lab is located in nearby Haslett. See http://www.frc.msu.edu/Child_Care/CampusCare.htm


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

The mission of the FRC is to help MSU students, staff, and faculty, navigate their responsibilities at work, school, and home. See http://www.frc.msu.edu/index.htm


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Yes

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income 21.40
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 71
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 53.30
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt 57

The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
21.40

The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

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