A 2017 report from the Federal Reserve Board indicates 44% of American families could not cover a $400 expense without borrowing money or selling something. Emergencies can (and do) happen to anyone. Higher Education institutions exercise many approaches to support students in financial crisis. This presentation, from NASPA's 2018 Closing The Achievement Gap and Symposium on Collegiate Financial Wellbeing, highlights national trends in emergency aid, what a group of institutions are doing to improve their efforts through an iterative development process, and how Ohio University is addressing the needs of its students.Download
On the Verge
Financial costs and challenges go well beyond tuition for lower income students who want to stay in school and succeed.