Introducing the Roadmap to Effective Emergency Aid: Designing an EA Program That Supports Student Success

Wednesday, June 26, 2019: 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Southern Hemisphere III (Walt Disney World Dolphin)

Live Streamed

Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Enrollment & Retention Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Each year, millions of postsecondary students’ success is threatened by unexpected financial hardships of just $500. Emergency Aid (EA) has proven a cost-effective way to improve persistence, retention, and completion, as well as equity, inclusion, and students’ sense of belonging. A 2018 Boston Consulting Group study analyzed the return on investment of EA for nine institutions, showing a 51% difference in retention between students who received EA support and a control group. Workshop facilitators will introduce the "EA Roadmap," an innovative, online social learning platform that helps campuses create effective EA programs through practitioner-tested guidance and peer coaching.
Megan Walter (NASFAA)
Ms. Monica Pohlmann (Reos Partners)
Francisco Valines (Florida International University)
Mr. Tim Wold (University of Washington)