Creating and Implementing an Integrated and Effective Emergency Aid Programs via the Emergency Aid Lab: Lessons Learned

Monday, June 25, 2018: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room 17AB (Austin Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Advocacy
Subcategories: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
An estimated 3 million college students drop out each year due to a small but urgent financial crisis. Research shows that one-time emergency financial aid payments of $1,500 or less can bridge such crises, enabling these students to persist to graduation. Indeed, 70 percent of U.S. colleges and universities offer some form of emergency financial aid. However, few have coherent programs for getting it to the students who need it, when they need it. To change this, Reos Partners has convened the Emergency Aid Lab. Learn what Lab participants are collaborating on to experiment with and refine multiple initiatives.
Jill Desjean (NASFAA)
Brenna Atnikov (Reos Partners)