Financial Fit and Affordability

St. Louis Graduates Professional Development Institute

Assisting Students with Financial Fit and Planning for Affordability

This workshop took place on Friday, November 4, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Materials from the Workshop are below. If you use them with students/families, please keep the uAspire logo on these materials to give appropriate credit to the organization that created them.

About This Workshop:
How do you best set your students up for success at the beginning of their senior year? uAspire has the tools and timelines you need to walk your students through a personalized college affordability planning session. This training will introduce you to best practices for taking inventories of students’ financial situations and identifying needs custom to their special circumstances. Participants will walk away with checklists and tools to help guide these important conversations.

This training will further shed light on the importance of students having “financial safety schools” on their college lists. Academic and social fit may drive a student towards their initial college list, but financial fit is often the ultimate deciding factor for our students. This training aims to ensure that practitioners are aware of all the tools at their disposal to make sure that students and families are being smart consumers and making wise financial decisions.

Presenter: Brendan Williams, Director of Knowledge, uAspire

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Norman J. Stupp Foundation, Commerce Bank trustee, with additional support from Lumina Foundation in partnership with uAspire, a national organization which works to ensure that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to – and through – a postsecondary education. The Professional Development Institute is presented in partnership with EducationPlus.