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Understanding today's students

$3,910unmet need of Fall 2020 first time beginners not retained at IUPUI.

57%retention rate of Fall 2020 Beginners with more than $10K in unmet need (compared to 77% for those with no unmet need).

42% of Fall 2021 beginners received a Pell Grant their first semester at IUPUI.

IUPUI students who receive a Federal Pell Grant...

  • More likely to be a student of color (domestic student identifying as African American, Latinx, Asian American, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Two or more races)
  • More likely to be first generation
  • Less likely to earn AP credit.
  • More likely to test into developmental math.
  • Have significantly lower high school GPA
  • Register for courses later
  • Earn significantly lower GPA in their first academic year

Source: IUPUI Institutional Research and Decision Support

1. Enrollment Concerns

2. Outstanding balances on their account

3. Absence notification during emergency

4. Concerns outside the classroom

5. Basic needs not met



6. Financial aid or bursar clarification

7. Hungry and without a meal plan

8. Volunteer opportunities

9. Cannot afford textbooks

10. Concerns with living situation