Leveraging Financial Aid to Expand Student Opportunities

Monday, July 20, 2015: 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Strand 13AB - Level 2 (Hyatt Regency New Orleans)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Enrollment & Retention Track
Subcategories: Consumer Information and Customer Service and Diversity Issues/Student Access & Success
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Public School and Private School
At University of Chicago low-income students were self-selecting out of study abroad and career preparation programs over fear of cost. Partnering with Career Advancement, the financial aid office created funding opportunities and communications to allow all students access to these experiences. The office also simplified the student experience of requesting funds and worked to educate students and campus partners about the opportunities available.
Monica Kramer (University of Chicago)
Amanda Fijal (University of Chicago)
Meredith Daw (University of Chicago)