230 Integrating Public Benefits into Campus Services and Financial Aid to Facilitate College Completion

Tuesday, July 12, 2016: 2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Delaware Suite (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Enrollment & Retention Track
Subcategories: Financial Literacy
Audience: Intermediate (3-7 years experience)
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Community College and All Schools
While community college tuition and fees are relatively low, these costs represent only a small portion of the cost of attendance and students are left with thousands of dollars of unmet need. Since 2012, seven community colleges in six states developed and implemented sustainable models to increase students’ financial stability by connecting more students to public benefits. Learn how two community colleges have leveraged financial aid data, resources, and technology to expand financial options to support student success. This session will focus on how the presenters' deepened understanding of students' financial challenges have forged institutional change to further the completion agenda.
Angela Johnson (Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus)
Angela Johnson (Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus)
Gail Baksh-Jarrett (La Guardia Community College)
Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield (Center for Law and Social Policy)