February is Financial Aid Awareness month! The NGA Center for Best Practices brief, Complete to Compete: Improving Postsecondary Attainment Among Adults, states that many adults confront difficulties when trying to meet the costs associated with postsecondary education as they plan to attend college. The lack of financial assistance, both academic (e.g., tuition assistance) and non-academic (e.g., child care), for working adults, particularly those attending postsecondary institutions on a part-time or episodic basis, can pose a significant barrier to degree or certificate attainment. We know that college affordability is a critical issue for students’ success in college, and we must find ways to incorporate financial literacy and financial planning for college in programs to support students’ aspirations.
Join the Financial Literacy and Postsecondary Completion groups in the LINCS Community from February 3- 14, 2014 for a special discussion in which adult education program managers, counselors, and teachers from a range of adult education programs will share their strategies and techniques for incorporating financial literacy and financial planning for college in their programming.
We would love to hear from you if you have or are planning to integrate financial literacy in your program or classroom! Guest experts will detail their experiences and share curriculum examples and resources. Please feel free to ask questions and share your own strategies for incorporating financial literacy into your program. We look forward to hearing from you beginning next Monday!
See you online next week!
Subject Matter Expert, Postsecondary Completion group
The special discussion started this week!
Here is the link to participate: https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/special-discussion-incorporating-financial-literacy-adult-education-programs-feb-3-14