Advancing Racial Equity in Higher Education Institute

What if the outcomes in higher education were no longer predictable by race or socio-economic status? Over two days in November, 85 administrators and more than 50 students from over a dozen colleges and universities came together in St. Louis to delve into data, examine strategies and plan for greater equity in higher education.¬†Facilitating the two-day Advancing Racial Equity in …

Professional Development Institute: Financial Aid Advising for Student Success

Thank you to all who joined St. Louis Graduates, EducationPlus, MASFAP and counselor colleagues as we discussed effective ways to support students to make informed financial decisions in postsecondary planning. The workshop took place on September 13, 2019. Materials from the workshop: PDI Financial Aid 2019 Agenda Sample award ltr packet PDI Sept 13 Financial Aid PDI PPT FAFSAApp20-21 Now …

Supporting Student Success through Flexible Financial Aid Strategies

How colleges and universities are using emergency grants, completion grants, debt forgiveness and other flexible financial aid strategies to increase retention and completion for low-income students, first-generation students and students of color. We had a terrific discussion on August 7th at the University of Missouri-Columbia on how to strengthen financial aid so it better supports low-income students, first-generation students and …