Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Coleeta McElroy
Director of Fin Aid & Scholarships
Financial Aid and Scholarships
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
88

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
56

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
43

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
66

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

It is the policy of the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to first award all federal and state grant or scholarship aid for which a student may be eligible. A number of federal and state grant programs are available for low-incomdestudents. If a student still has an unmet need or the student is not eligible for any grants or scholarships, either loans or Work-Study (if the student is eligible), or a combination thereof, will be awarded according to the student's preference as indicated on the FAFSA or the CA Dream Act application.


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

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) strives to retain and graduate first-generation, historically low-income, and educationally underserved college students by offering support services designed to assist in overcoming the numerous challenges a new academic and social environment may present.

The SSS-ASPIRE program provides academic and personal support to first generation, and/or low-income, disabled and underrepresented students. This program administers two federal TRiO programs: Student Support Services which provides opportunities for academic development and the McNair program which helps students complete doctoral studies.

The Economic Crisis Reponses Team was founded in 2015 which evolved into the SJSU Cares program which assists students who are facing an unforeseen economic crisis by providing direct support and referrals around basic needs including food, housing, emergency assistance and more.


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:
43

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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