AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY
BREAK NOT MY BANK ACCOUNT!
Goal: Provide an affordable and empowering educational environment for all
Potential Spartan Partnerships: ASMSU VP of Finance and Operations, ASMSU VP
Allocations, First Generation Honors Association, Office of International Students and Scholars
(OISS), International Students Association (ISA), Student Resource Parenting Center (SRPC),
Student Parents On A Mission (SPOM), MSU IT Department, Residential Halls Association (RHA), MSU
Institutionalizing First Generation, Low Income, and Nontraditional Students (FGLIN) Support
Advocate for a permanent staff or director position at ASMSU to specifically empower FGLIN
and advocate for their needs.
Work with the First Generation Honors Association to Create a D2L page where all FGLIN students can
access resources related to food security, tailored career training, basic survival skills on
campus, and academic success.
Ensure education on financial wellbeing for FGLIN students. Partner with other organizations to
ensure frequent financial training and provide guides especially for students who are not acquainted
to the US credit score system.
Pair First Generation students with First generation faculty through a First Generation mentorship
Actively include older and parenting MSU students’ concerns in ASMSU advocacy. For example, working
with the student resource parenting center to advocate for lactating rooms for nursing mothers on
Target and encourage Nontraditional student organizations like Student Parents On A Mission (SPOM)
to take full advantage of ASMSU’s registered student organization funding services.
Push to allow incoming first year international students to add classes at the same time with their
domestic peers before they arrive on campus. This will allow them an equal chance to research their
options and make informed educational choices.
Expanding Services To The Greater Student Body
Offer free professional headshots to students during their first year at MSU so as to remove
financial barriers to building careers while at MSU.
Explore the increase of ASMSU’s 300 dollar short term loans so as to enable students to access quick
funding. This will help to cover more dire student needs like medical bills, rents, educational
expenses, and other fundamental needs.
Pursue a yearlong laptop lending program to support students who cannot afford them.
Push for MSU to subsidize basic daily expenses like printing, menstruation material, and condoms.
(Make sure the condom cups stop running dry)
Work with Alumni Association to offer Alumni the opportunity to be funders to ASMSU projects
especially regarding RSO funding.
Advocate for parking fees to be subsidized.