Encouraging Good Behavior: Lowering Defaults Through Early Consumer Info

Tuesday, July 21, 2015: 1:45 PM-2:45 PM
Celestin F - Level 3 (Hyatt Regency New Orleans)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
A new, legislatively mandated pilot program in Texas will promote student awareness “with regard to all aspects of student financial aid” and the “financial consequences of… academic and career choices.” The pilot’s design offers several intervention concepts that could be replicated individually or in concert, including the creation of a cross-departmental default prevention task force, financial literacy training, expanded loan counseling, integrated advising, and mass dissemination of timely advice for college success. Come learn more about these programs, offer your feedback, and join a lively discussion on promoting short and long-term student financial awareness and success.
Katherne Carson (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)
Jeff Webster (TG)
Raul Lerma (El Paso Community College)
David Krause (St. Mary's University)
Christopher Murr (Texas State University)