Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.77
Liaison Joe Herbst
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Minnesota State University Moorhead
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Joe Herbst
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Sustainability
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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:

Low income students are offered financial aid through FAFSA, as well as need-based scholarships at MSUM.


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

This 3-day mentoring program (Sunday, August 18 - Tuesday, August 20 at MSUM), formerly Summer Bridge, offers freshmen underserved MSUM students an all-expenses paid opportunity to get a head-start in making friends, engaging with faculty, and starting the year off strong. By participating in this mentoring program your students are even more likely to be successful in their first semester of college and persist to graduation. Some of the activities that the students will have the privilege of being a part in are a tour of the science center, Plains Art Museum tour (downtown), dinner with the Provost, "Write your own story", "Making friends and getting along with others" and Strengths Quest - Making the most of your personal and academic skills.


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

Low-income students at MSUM may be eligible for grants, which do not have to be paid back.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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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:

Grants are awarded from the government on the basis of financial need and are the largest source of financial aid. Grants are awards that you do not have to repay.


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:
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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:

The Early Education Center offers educational opportunities for young children to explore and learn about themselves and their environment. Children will be able to participate in activities designed to promote their emotional, social and physical growth.


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

A special orientation is held for non-traditional students.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
No

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

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:
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The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.