Creating Financial Literacy Programs to Improve Student Persistence

Organization: Academic Impressions

Event Date/Time: Nov 13, 2012 / 1:00 pm - (EST) End Date/Time: Nov 13, 2012 / 2:30 pm - (EST)
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Financial constraints are the No. 1 cause for the nearly half of all students who drop out of college, according to the nonpartisan public policy research firm, Public Agenda. Of the students surveyed, 71 percent marked, “I needed to go to work and make money,” and another 52 percent marked, “I just couldn’t afford the tuition and fees.” Finances and financial stress strongly impact student persistence and retention.

Financial literacy has been a buzzword for both student affairs and financial aid professionals for many years, but few institutions have implemented effective, comprehensive programs that address their students’ needs and impact retention. Join us for a program that will help you develop a comprehensive financial literacy program -- even on a shoestring budget -- through targeted collaboration and a team of peer mentors.


This content will be particularly well-suited for professionals at institutions that are looking for actionable solutions for their financial literacy programming challenges, including:

* First-year student seminars and programming directors, assistant directors, and coordinators
* Orientation directors, assistant directors, and coordinators
* Financial aid professionals
* Registrars and bursars
* Retention specialists
* At-risk student program directors, assistant directors, and coordinators
* Peer mentor program directors, assistant directors, and coordinators
* Residential life programming professionals
* Professionals responsible for student wellness initiatives


* Three white papers on financial literacy from Inceptia, a division of the National Student Loan Program (NSLP)
* A detailed lesson plan for a four-module financial literacy training on saving, budgeting, credit cards, and credit scores



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