Webinar: Promoting Financial Success for Community and Technical College Students
Submitted by Edmund Graham on October 9, 2017 - 6:15pm
As young adults approach postsecondary education, students and families are faced with a bewildering array of financial decisions: whether to obtain postsecondary 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 her or his ability to thrive in 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 hold a webinar to discuss how these partnerships are helping postsecondary students succeed by helping them develop 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 250 participants. To participate, please see the instructions below. NO registration is required to attend this conference.
Join on the day and time of the conference, Oct. 18, 2017 at 3 p.m. by clicking onhttps://hyperlink.services.treasury.gov/agency.do?origin=https://connect16.uc.att.com/gsa1/meet/?ExEventID=81409535&CT=W
You also have an audio-only option toll-free in the U.S. at 888-844-9904; when prompted, enter the meeting access code 1409535#.