Tuesday Morning Learning Opps

The Business Case for Supporting the Financial Capability of Low-Income Students

  • Tuesday, August 01
  • 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 208B
  • SK

Speakers

Amy Geist

Director of Strategic Initiatives

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Washington, District Of Columbia

Kathryn Hutchinson

Vice President for Student Affairs

St. John's University

Queens, New York

Amelia Parnell

Vice President for Research and Policy

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Washington, District Of Columbia

Description

This session will focus on the return on investment for supporting low-income students with emergency resources, on-campus work programs, and financial literacy training. The presenters will address the components of robust financial support programs, particularly the establishment and coordination of partnerships among multiple departments, including the business office, student affairs, and financial aid. They will also offer examples of successful delivery of financial support programs; strategies for administering, communicating, and sustaining a suite of financial capability options; and approaches for assessing a program’s influence on student success.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine research on how providing financial support options can improve outcomes for low-income students.
  • Explore strategies for administering and coordinating financial support programs for low-income students.
  • Consider various ways to evaluate the effects of financial support programs on student success.