Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act

SAFRA Objectives

Increase the number of minority- Pell eligible students who meet the requirements for admission into pre-professional areas such as Nursing, Education and Health Sciences. Expenses involved paying professional salaries and benefits at 91,689.32 dollars for support staff personnel including the Activity Director and three Project Coordinators/Success Coaches. All are responsible for implementing the project and working collaboratively to meet the objectives of the activity. 

Mitigate challenges (academic, time management, and non-participation in academic support/tutoring initiatives) that undermine success for students in pre-professional areas. Expenses involved payment of the monthly stipend to the program graduate assistant at $8,400 dollars.  Additionally, $ 15,121.96 was used to purchase supplies to run the project.  

Provide comprehensive out of classroom interactions with faculty and employers through research groups, internships, and shadowing days, will help students develop the skill sets necessary to succeed in college and beyond. No funds have been expended to date this objective.  

Increase the number of first time first year students completing General Education math and English requirements.

Increase the number of first time, first year students completing SPUR math courses with a grade of C or better.

Ensure students who failed math or English the first semester pass the courses the following semester.

Build and provide reliable and seamless access to a collection of digital resources at on and off campus sites at any time.

Provide on ground and online orientations, seminars and tutorials for students and faculty in the use of the selected digital resources.

Disseminate information about undergraduate research at Tennessee State University by publishing undergraduate student research in the digital research repository for worldwide access.




Dr. Sessi Aboh, Director

Retention & Completion Initiatives