Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.26
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2022

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.13 / 4.00 Michelle Bogdan
Director
USU Inclusion Center
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
81

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
62

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
34

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
58

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

Several scholarship programs including the Educational Opportunity Scholarship help fund new in-coming 1st year students. Need-based department scholarships such those offered through the USU Inclusion Center off-set 2nd+ tuition costs. Academic and student engagement scholarships are also available.


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

The Nontraditional Student Association (NTSA) is a student governed organization that hosts regular activities. Pinnacle is a national honor society for non-traditional students, placing emphasis on academic excellence, leadership, service, persistence, and future promise. Student lounges are available. The Campus Childcare Committee is exploring possible sites for on campus childcare. In addition, an area in the Merrill Cazier Library was remodeled as a family friendly study space. The library also created a Parent’s room designed specifically for parents w/ infants.


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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