The HEFW Alliance is a network of professionals dedicated to bringing together post-secondary organizations to inform national conversations that impact the financial wellness field, public policy, and educational support services. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an Alliance member.
Thank you to everyone for making this year's Summit so great. Stay tuned for more info regarding the 2023 Summit, held at the University of Oregon July 16-19..
The need for the Alliance
The Alliance, which is growing out of the Higher Education Financial Wellness Summit, is responding to institutions' request for continued opportunities to advance programs that are targeted at improving student financial literacy and wellness.
"There has never been a greater focus on student finances, from student loan debt to the role that student finances play in student success," said Phil Schuman, IU executive director of financial wellness and education and executive director of the alliance. "Institutions are increasingly looking for ways to support student financial wellness and the alliance will provide the premier opportunity for them to develop new programs, learn about best practices and contribute to this important national conversation."
Recent research by Trellis, a 501©3 non-profit focused on student finances, has provided insight into the need for such efforts on campus:
66%OF STUDENTS SAY THEY WORRY ABOUT HAVING ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR SCHOOL.
28%OF STUDENTS HAVE RUN OUT OF MONEY SIX OR MORE TIMES IN THE PAST YEAR.
52%OF STUDENTS REPORTED BEING HOUSING INSECURE.
What we do
The Alliance’s premier annual event is the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance Summit, which takes place July of every year. Alliance members receive discounted Summit registration.
Our Alliance Coaching Experience (ACE) matches those Alliance members creating new financial wellness initiatives with coaches from established programs across the country.
Looking to gain skills to better your resume/CV? Get involved with the Alliance. Volunteer. Be a speaker. Develop programming. Sign up now!
Alliance members have access to our series of informational webinars, hosted by various experts in the world of financial wellness programming and education.