Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Jay Meldrum
Submission Date July 8, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Michigan Technological University
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

Michigan Tech offers need-based aid. Need is determined by FAFSA results, and in terms of federal need-based aid, students could be offered the Pell Grant, SEOG, subsidized federal loans, and federal work-study. Among State of MI aid that is offered for students with need, the Tuition Incentive Program, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, and Fostering Futures Scholarship. Finally, Michigan Tech offers significant institutional gift aid and sponsored gift aid for students with financial need.
https://www.mtu.edu/admissions/tuition/paying/
https://www.mtu.edu/finaid/students/prospective/foster-care/
https://www.mtu.edu/finaid/students/current/university/
https://www.mtu.edu/finaid/students/current/supplemental/


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

Financial Aid staff works closely with Admissions and departmental recruiting staff to collaborate and work together to remove access barriers where possible.


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

Michigan Tech Financial Aid conducts multiple webcasts throughout the year and explains the financial aid / FAFSA process and understanding the financial aid award letter. Financial Aid staff also attend multiple regional admissions events to try to help answer financial aid questions for students who are unable to visit campus. Michigan Tech also hosts local financial aid information sessions at area high schools to support students and families in the community.


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

This would be answered in the first question. The primary scholarship offered from the institution is the University Student Award. More info at http://www.mtu.edu/finaid/students/current/university/index.html.


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

Admissions has recruiters working remotely in multiple states covering a wide range of schools and districts.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

None specifically targeted at non-traditional students, however, we do have financial aid opportunities available to these populations too and we are always willing to discuss all a student's options with them to help navigate the process. Additional financial aid resources for nontraditional students include: FinAid.Org: Financial Aid for Nontraditional Students
StudentAid.Ed.Gov: Federal Student Aid information

https://www.mtu.edu/success/academic/mentoring/nontraditional/


A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

Little Huskies Child Development Center encourages and supports each child's growth and development in a caring and nurturing environment. The Center primarily serves the Michigan Tech population. We fulfill the University's goal to attract, assist, and help sustain world-class faculty, staff, and students. Little Huskies is one of the many people-focused work-life initiatives that provides an outstanding work and educational environment for Michigan Tech faculty, staff, and students.
https://www.mtu.edu/little-huskies/


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
No

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
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The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
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The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
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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 (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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