Supporting Students Financially Across the Student Lifecycle

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Supporting Students Financially Across the Student Lifecycle

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About Our Past Event

Financial factors have always been a key component in students’ initial college choice and likelihood of success. While many students were already facing significant financial burdens prior to the pandemic, COVID-19 magnified financial uncertainty and economic difficulties. As institutions reimagine how to support students in response to these challenges, they must contemplate how to shift the price conversation. Now more than ever, university leaders must consider how to provide adequate financial support not only at enrollment, but across the entire student lifecycle.

The goal of this roundtable is to assist university leaders in thinking strategically about emerging trends and current activities in order to create a more holistic financial support strategy for recruiting and retaining students.

Specifically, this roundtable will:

  • Explain why there are such large financial gaps for so many students and give a sense of the size of those gaps.
  • Articulate best practices institutions can use to better communicate with students before they apply and/or enroll about the return on investment (ROI).
  • Identify some of the key financial drivers of attrition, both from a policy perspective and a student life circumstances perspective (i.e., student basic needs).
  • Spotlight tactics and specific guidance for how institutions can mitigate against financial drivers of attrition.


  • Monday, February 7 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
    (This session is at capacity)
  • Tuesday, May 3 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Event Materials


Alex Bloom

Director, Research

Areas of Expertise

Pricing and Financial Aid
Strategy and Planning

Vashae Dixon

Associate Director, Research

Areas of Expertise

Leadership and Professional Development
Operations and Strategy
Student Affairs

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