2022 Breakout Schedule

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Breakout Session #3 (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Elevate your Financial Health Programs through Regional Collaboration

Presented by Suzanne Matthew

This session will discuss ways to expand the impact of student financial health programs on your campus by forming a network of colleges in your region, in order to share best practices, exchange information, educate practitioners, and raise awareness. The presenter will outline the project started by his/her college in early 2020, which focused on forming a community of practice among a few colleges in the state, but which grew to involve over three dozen institutions in three states.



Promise Programs: An Effective Tuition Solution for Low-Income, In-State Transfer Students?

Presented by Cliff Robb

The present study will explore the efficacy of the a university tuition promise program in two separate phases. Phase 1 includes aggregate, institutional data on outcomes for Promise recipients including enrollment status (full versus part time), average credit hours taken and passed in an aid year, degree completion status, average net tuition, and net cost of attendance. Phase 2 involves collection of unique survey data from currently enrolled transfer students.


Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Breakout Session #5 (3:15 PM to 4:15 PM)

It Makes Sense: How Peer Money Mentors View People, Programs, and Possibilities

HEFWA RESEARCH SESSION | Presented by Zach Taylor, Tristia Kayser, Mario Villa, Lisette Martinez, Emma Futoransky, Carlos Teran

As institutions of higher education both tighten their budgets and seek to expand financial literacy and wellness programming, peer mentoring models are an increasingly attractive option for institutions, programs, and students. This session will provide an overview of how one successful peer mentoring program was created, including reflections on the recruitment and training of peer mentors, and how peer mentors view their work and the positive impact it has on their academics and career goals.


The Financial Realities of First Generation Professional Students

Presented by Jennifer DiSanza and Teria Thornton

Attending college can be daunting for first gen students and continuing their education presents even more challenges. Systemic barriers can often cause first gen professional students to incur more debt and experience higher levels of stress and anxiety. We will review current research to identify the financial realities of first gen professionals, discuss the impact on financial decision-making and share best practices for supporting them.



Forget the latte - I need diapers and internet: Coping with the pressures of pandemic parenting

Presented by Amy O'Keefe, Jessica Burchfield, Dr. Linda Louden

Latest research from the Hope Center indicates 25% of college students are also parents. While these students desire to make an impact for themselves and their families; these students have low degree attainment. The 2019 Real College Survey revealed that rates of basic needs insecurity are “especially high” among parenting students. This session will describe the needs of student parents and suggested strategies for addressing these challenges in your financial well being program.

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Our Path to a Student Financial Wellness Program

Presented by Chris Doran

This session will describe how one school created its student financial wellness program, with specific details about how we obtained funding, staffed the program, determined how to prioritize what we implemented, and established key relationships across the University. We’ll also explain what worked well and what hasn’t work so well. This presentation is geared mainly towards those just starting out or thinking about creating a program of their own.


Thursday, July 15th, 2021