Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.21
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
2.14 / 4.00 Robert Bode
Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
50

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
30

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
26

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
55

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

As a state-supported institution of higher education, the University of Wisconsin River Falls is committed to keeping tuition and fees affordable for Wisconsin residents and our surrounding communities. UWRF participates in the Minnesota Reciprocity program and the Midwest Student Exchange program to offer discounted tuition to out-of-state residents. We also offer a tuition discount to non-resident students who maintain a required minimum GPA.

UWRF participates in all Federal and State need-based financial aid programs. Through our offering of over 800 scholarships through the UWRF Foundation, we provide funds to students based many factors including academic achievement and financial need. UWRF also provides funding and academic support services to underrepresented and low-income students through the federally-funded Student Support Services grant and the McNair Scholars program.

Student Support Services (SSS) offer scholarships or grants to provide better access for low-income students and others.

Campus Tutoring
Campus Tutoring provides tutoring using study groups for most classes. Help Rooms are available for math, chemistry, physics, agriculture, writing, and English Language Transition (ELT)
For more information, e-mail: Tutoring@uwrf.edu
McNair Scholars Program
McNair Scholars Program assists first generation, low-income, or groups under-represented in doctoral studies to pursue a doctoral degree.

Student Support Services (SSS)
Student Support Services Scholars Program provides support to assist students that qualify under federal guidelines to transition to college and graduate in a timely fashion.

Upward Bound Program
Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded college preparatory program that generates in our participants the skills and motivations necessary to complete a program of secondary education, and succeed in a program of post-secondary education.

http://www.uwrf.edu/AcademicSuccess/


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support 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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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