Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM ET
Want to learn how you can help your students graduate with a solid financial footing? Joint the Financial Literacy and Education Commission for a free webinar. Promoting Financial Success for Community and Technical College Students: Improving Financial Lives and Educational Outcomes Webinar Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
As young adults approach post-secondary education, students and families are faced with a bewildering array of financial decisions: whether to obtain post-secondary education, and if so, where; how to pay for that education, when and how to use credit, how to choose financial services, how to juggle income and expenses and more. Many adult students are also balancing their financial lives and the impact on their families.
A student’s financial situation can impact their ability to thrive in their education and in life. The 2015 National Student Wellness Study surveyed 18,795 students from 52 colleges and universities and found that seven out of 10 students felt stressed about their finances. Thirty-two percent reported neglecting their studies on occasion because of their debt. Financial considerations can contribute to students dropping out, or taking longer than expected to complete their certificates or degrees.
Federal agencies, financial aid offices, college administrators, non-profit organizations and others are joining together to help support students in improving their financial lives and education outcomes. As members of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC), the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education will discuss how these partnerships are helping post-secondary students succeed by building stronger financial skills and behavior.
College administrators, financial aid professionals, student life directors, and others are encouraged to participate. The webinar is free and can accommodate the first 125 participants. To participate, please see the instructions below. There is NO registration attend this conference.
Space is limited to the first 125 participants.
On the day and time of the conference (October 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.)
Connect to the AT&T Conference by clicking on the link below: --------------------------------------------
You also have an audio only option: Toll-Free Number (in USA): 888-844-9904; when prompted, enter the meeting access code: 1409535#
Moderator(s)Financial Literacy and Education Commission
- Kim R. Ford, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Management and Planning, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
- Louisa Quittman, Director, Financial Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Suzanne Bartholomae, Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
- Michael Kim, Assistant Director of Programs and Policy, Achieving the Dream
- Dr. Harold Whitis, District Director, Student Financial Aid, Alamo Colleges