153 Strategies to Improve Student Loan Counseling: Expert Peers Will Help You Build A Better Program

Monday, July 11, 2016: 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Wilson ABC (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Peer to Peer Sessions
Track: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours
School Type: All Schools
Students need effective counseling to help them successfully navigate student loan borrowing and repayment, but what makes counseling effective? In consultation with NASFAA, researchers at TG conducted extensive research on the history and current practice of student loan counseling. Drawing on research at over 20 campuses, presenters will outline common barriers to effectiveness, promising practices, and recommendations for improving the counseling process. Presenters will include financial aid staff from various school sizes and types.  Attendees will explore ways to improve loan counseling on their own campuses through facilitated small and large group discussions.
Charlotte Etier (NASFAA)
Jeff Webster (TG)
Cheryl A Willard (Baldwin Wallace University)
Billie Jo Hamilton (University of South Florida)
Joan A Zanders (Northern Virginia Community College)