Building an evidence-based financial education program for graduate/professional students
Derek Brainard, AccessLex
Graduate and professional students have unique financial needs that lay at the crossroads of academic and working life. Join the discussion to share best practices and learn about building financial education programs for this important community!
Personal financial education in under 10 minutes!
Tim Ranzetta, Next Gen Personal Finance
Today's college students have limited attention spans. Duh! You better have resources that are relevant, current and fast-paced if you want to engage them in this dry topic we call personal finance. Attend this session and you will play games and simulations, watch videos, see behavioral finance in action, and answer Questions of the Day. Find out why Common Sense Education lists NGPF as a "Best Business and Finance Game" website. Walk away with ideas that you can use to ensure students on your campus develop the financial skills they need to thrive. And yes, as the title suggests each of these resources can be delivered in 10 minutes or less.
Everyone is not the same
Ja’Net Adams, Emack
Believe it or not every student is not the same. Not the same class. Not the same race. Not the same heritage. This difference can be seen greatly when it comes to finances and the mentality around finances. This workshop will look at the mentality of different types of students and how to make sure your efforts to reach them don't crash and burn.
Money management boot camp: reaching students through non-credit courses
Meghan Williams, West Texas A&M University
How do you get more students involved in taking action to learn about personal finance? We created two non-credit courses to do this, Money Management Boot Camp and Advanced Money Management Boot Camp. The first course is based on the book The Graduate Survival Guide. Both courses cover the importance of money management, student loans and credit cards. Attendees of this session will learn tips on how to implement a similar program on their campus.
Assessment: Beyond the numbers
Ann House, University of Utah
Paul Goebel, University of North Texas
Assessment affects decisions about instructional needs, programming development, student engagement, and, in some cases, funding. The most critical role assessment provides financial wellness educators or practitioners is the application of findings to current and new programming. This session will provide a behind-the-curtain look into two award-winning financial wellness programs that are realizing greater student success by looking beyond the numbers when it comes to their assessment plans.
Financial Student Aid goes mobile
Elizabeth Coogan, Federal Student Aid
Stacie Whisonant, Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid’s mobile environment (Next Gen FSA) provides a unique opportunity to influence students and families as they make critical financial decisions regarding higher education such as:
Whether or not to go to college Which school to attend How to pay for college How to manage student loans
This financial education effort supports FSA’s mission to assist students in making good choices about paying for and completing their certificate or degree to begin to successfully build their financial futures. Come hear about future initiatives and share your ideas for helping students.