Student Reflections About Financial Aid: Pre, During, and Post-College

Tuesday, June 25, 2019: 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere I (Walt Disney World Dolphin)

Live Streamed

Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Leadership/Manager's Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Clock Hours
School Type: Private School and Public School
The availability of financial aid is essential for low-income students to access higher education. Ironically, the financial aid process is often overwhelming, confusing, and intimidating for low-income students. This results in financial aid as something that both hinders and promotes college access. This session will feature a panel of current college students and recent college graduates from low-income communities who will discuss the impact of financial aid on their academic careers and share their reflections on what financial aid professionals can do to better support low-income students in higher education.
Lomar Osbourne (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America)
Jacqueline Lin (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA))
Anneleissa Coen (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA))
Mina Yakubu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)