Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.07 / 4.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
55.90

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
7

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
34

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
59

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

SRU has recently launched a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative and hired a DEI Director to coordinate with all departments and President's Commissions. This initiative is intended to assist students from underrepresented communities through financial aid, as well as educational counseling. In addition, SRU has raised the rate paid to student workers, and supported providing interns working on an EPA grant a living wage of $15/hour.

SRU's financial aid office provides individual student/family counseling at Orientation and through phone and in-person meetings year-round that includes discussions about minimizing costs related to housing and meal plan choices. Additionally, the financial aid office visits numerous FYRST seminar courses for freshmen to talk about responsible borrowing and good borrowing decisions.


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

The Diana Caine Helwig scholarship is geared specifically for non-traditional 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:
34

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