Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.07
Liaison Tatum Hedrick
Submission Date Oct. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Nova Southeastern University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.33 / 4.00 Tatum Hedrick
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

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

100.0% of first year students were awarded scholarships at Nova Southeastern University, averaging $16,821 per person, with total scholarship amounts granted in excess or $41M. The primary scholarship awarded is the Dean's Award, ranging from $5k-$20k/year. There is also the Presidential Scholars Program in which approximately 20 students per incoming class are given a full-tuition scholarship. This scholarship gives priority to low-income students who would otherwise be unable to attend the university.

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

NSU introduced a new program in 2021, called the Student Success Scholars program in which first generation college students are given extra scholarship as well as mentoring by 2nd and 3rd year Presidential Scholar students. This program's goal is to increase the retention and decrease costs for first-time-in-college, first generation college students.

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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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