About the Conference
The Student Financial Success Conference aims to advance the national dialogue about the use of data and technology to support undergraduate students by minimizing their financial risk that may adversely impact their academic success.
Gather with peers from other institutions and discuss challenges successes and innovative ideas for creating practical interventions and solutions that address student financial literacy, financial confidence and ultimately both student academic and financial success
Schedule of Events
How do our behaviors and attitudes affect our financial decisions? This session will explore human decision making in financial spaces, focusing on students’ financial behavior, spending patterns, and perceptions about wealth and debt.
Can universities predict when students may be in financial distress? This session explores Georgia State University’s predictive analytics practices for academic advising and how those practices apply to financial services. The session will discuss use of Early Alert (EAB) platform and how risk factors have been developed and applied to our student population.
How can data inform practice? This session offers a more detailed observation of the use of data analytics to identify and engage students in financial distress.
Technology behind data analytics. How to create risk factors and integrate into platform.
This session offers guidance into how universities can promote financial well-being and preparation for the cost of higher education throughout its community of stakeholders. Information provided will include community FAFSA nights, college readiness programs, and outreach through financial services offices.
Does a small dollar amount really make a difference? Explore Georgia State University’s completion grant programs and the process of scaling a micro-grant initiative to other universities. Learn how institutions of higher education can make small investments in students that yield large returns.
How can technology and social media platforms be used to educate students about financial well-being? This session will explore advances in technology communications and how universities can leverage them to diffuse information regarding issues related to student financial responsibility.
Private lunch hosted by Dr. Renick and President Becker from Georgia State University. Specifically for mentee university leaders, funders and other select guests.
This session focuses on Florida International University’s Financial Wellness Clinic, an initiative that engages FIU upperclassmen in a train-the-trainer model to deliver mentoring and financial literacy to fellow students, as well as partner high schools, in the SunTrust footprint.
What are some of the innovations in Student Financial Services in play? A panel of university leaders will share current innovations and ideas on the drawing board. It’s a great session to explore new opportunities for your campus.
Presented by Dr. Tim Renick and Mr. James Blackburn