Webinar: Promoting Financial Success for Community and Technical College Students: Improving Financial Lives and Educational Outcomes 10.18.17


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[i] 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.

Featured Speakers

  • 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, Adjunct Associate Professor, Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University
  • Michael Kim, Assistant Director of Programs and Policy, Achieving the Dream
  • Dr. Harold Whitis, District Director, Student Financial Aid, Alamo Colleges

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.


[i] National Student Financial Wellness Study, Ohio State University, June 2015, https://hyperlink.services.treasury.gov/agency.do?origin=http://cssl.osu.edu/posts/documents/nsfws-key-findings-report.pdf

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