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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.87
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 DeLayne Miller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities:Office of Sustainability
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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:

A new admissions program at Tennessee Tech University will grant out-of-state high school students and other residents within 250 miles of the campus a substantial tuition reduction. Household income is a factor in some of the awards received.


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

Tennessee Tech's SOAR sessions take time to outline finances during the informational sessions.


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

Tennessee Tech University's academic focus is to prepare students for lifelong success. Multiple rankings reflect Tennessee Tech's commitment to uphold quality academic instruction while offering students an affordable choice. Low income students may qualify for additional departmental scholarships. Scholarships like these allow Tennessee Tech to be considered one of the best value schools in the nation.


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

Tennessee Tech is ranked second in the state for student value and ranked first for public institutions. Tennessee Tech has informational packets regarding the University where this information is outlined.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

Eligibility for work study scholarships takes into consideration the student's financial situation.


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:

The Child Development Lab at Tennessee Tech University is a wonderful program that offers a place for children as well as a teaching element for students majoring in early childhood and special education.


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):
20

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.