Student Success through Improved Financial Health

Wednesday, March 8
3:30PM - 4:30PM
JW Marriott - Salon B

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Evelyn Waiwaiole
UT Center for Community College Student Engagement - Dir

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Lisa Bentley
Amarillo College - Assistant Director - Career & Testing Services, Student Money Management Center

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Robert Merino
San Jacinto College - Dean of Financial Aid Services

Summary

Community colleges enroll disproportionately high numbers of students who exhibit certain characteristics that put them statistically at risk of not completing college—they attend part-time, they are first-generation college students and they did not enter college directly after high school. Furthermore, one in three community college students have family incomes of less than $20,000, putting them near or below the poverty line. Yet, only 2% of community college students receive any Federal Work Study aid. Join a conversation with leaders from the field about how the lack of finances can prevent community college students from pursuing and accomplishing their academic goals.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Panel
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Data
Tags:
success financial literacy engagement

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