Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.27
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.95 / 4.00 Jessica Thompson
Profesor
Business
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
64.20

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
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Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
44

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
38.60

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

The Dean of Students office provides several resources and programs to support low-income students. The office operates a food pantry, winter clothing closet and provides health and personal care boxes for students who need assistance. The DSO also has an "emergency fund" for students to get help covering rent or unexpected doctors bills.
More information here: https://www.nmu.edu/dso/services-and-resources-0


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

The Dean of Students Office is also a hub for non-traditional students and helps them navigate the changing college landscape: https://www.nmu.edu/dso/CommuterHome


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:
35

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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Data is available in CDS_2018-2019, but the year reported is 2017-2018, and the CDS-H tab has the financial aid data included.

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