The Bias in Funding Higher Education: How Obstacles Impact Students and What You Can Do

Tuesday, June 28, 2022: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Meeting Room 12 (Austin Convention Center)

Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Enrollment & Retention Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
This session will review how bias impacts students who apply for scholarships, the bias within the FAFSA, and examples from the field. You will find that the students who are impacted most directly are frequently the same students. We will then discuss what you can do to minimize the impacts after you become aware of them. This can be further adapted to your campus or organization with a sample toolkit.
Yvonne Campbell (University of Texas at Arlington)
Lauren Klink (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Joselyn Diaz-Valdes (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Katy Weisenburger (University of Wisconsin - Madison)