Program Leading to Undergraduate Success (PLUS)

Meet the PLUS Mentors!


PLUS provides Pell-eligible first-year students with the tools, resources, and community connection necessary to succeed at FSU. First-year students often benefit from assistance as they transition to a college environment. Through community building, peer mentorship, academic success programming, and academic advising, PLUS students will have the opportunity to address their academic and personal concerns. Students will meet regularly with staff and peers who will assist them as they work toward reaching their goals. 

Students are eligible to apply to PLUS if they are:

  • Full-time first-year students at Framingham State University and
  • Eligible for the Federal Pell Grant as determined by the Financial Aid Office. If you are unsure if this applies to you check your Financial Aid Award Letter. You may verify this with the Financial Aid Office at 508-626-4534 or

 PLUS allows students to:

  • Access personalized academic advising
  • Gain academic skills to succeed in the first-year and beyond
  • Build relationships with other first-year students
  • Get connected to caring FSU staff and faculty
  • Join a network of sophomore, junior, and senior peer mentors

Priority will be given to the first 40 applicants.

Emily Abel, M.Ed.

Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor

For more information about PLUS and the services that are offered, please contact Emily Abel at 508-626-4907 or