Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 4.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

Financial Aid (FA) to students in the SOM, GSN and GSBS are awarded on a need-basis.


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

The Diversity and Equal Opportunity office engages with students and faculty through numerous events throughout the year which equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

The Summer High School Health Careers Program is a tuition-free four-week residential program for sophomores and juniors in high school that are interested in entering the health care professions. This program expose low-income high school students who are under-represented in medicine to the healthcare professions, biomedical and biotechnology careers at an early stage in their academic development.


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

The institution embraces federal assistance in awarding "Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students." This program, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program provides awards to students who come from an environment that inhibits individuals from obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a medical school. The SDS Program also considers students who come from families with annual incomes below low-income thresholds.


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

The institution has several outreach programs such as the Worcester Pipeline Collaborative, High School Health Careers Program and the Summer Enrichment Program, which are used to recruit students from low-income backgrounds. DIO supports the Office of Medical Education in the development and execution of the BaccMD Pathways Program. Selecting applicants from our UMass undergraduate institutions, the program contributes to the creation of a student body in the Medical School that will contribute to a diverse health care work force to serve the needs of the commonwealth, with a focus on primary care and under served communities.


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

Provide scholarship opportunities in the following categories: Career Specific/Research/Fellowships, Cultural/Ethnic, Federal Programs, Gender Specific, General, Diversity Opportunities and State Residency

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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
No

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
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The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
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The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
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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 (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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