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Removing Financial Barriers That Block Degree Completion
A student who can't afford to stay in school can't succeed. Financial barriers are the leading reason students do not pursue or complete their higher education. With enrollment rates experiencing a national decline, it's time for the higher ed community to work together to explore new ideas and solutions that make student financial success a reality.
Shift Summit is the forum for higher ed leaders in enrollment, recruitment, financial aid, diversity, and engagement to transform the way they approach student financial success at their institutions.
Content at Shift Summit is organized around three key student financial success themes that break down barriers for higher education institutions and the students they serve.
Cut Through Complexity
Complexity, confusion, and outdated systems throughout the financial aid process stack barriers between students and the funding they need to pursue their academic goals. These obstacles hit underserved populations the hardest, but they aren’t felt by just students. College and university staff are also trying to work with outdated technology and processes that leave them overwhelmed and overworked. Together, we can discover creative solutions to create streamlined, automated systems that benefit students and staff.
Unlock Every Dollar
Funding higher education is becoming increasingly difficult for students, resulting in declining revenue for institutions. A lack of information along with the time-consuming scholarship search process leads to millions of award dollars getting left on the table each year. Institutions are challenged to unlock every dollar available for existing and incoming students— but they need resources to make that happen. Emerging and sometimes overlooked funding solutions can help students bridge small and large financial gaps. Financial security for students means increased enrollment and retention for institutions.
Chart Personal Pathways
Each student faces a unique set of financial and personal obstacles on the path to their degree. Customized advising that meets the needs of every individual student feels unrealistic— but does it have to be? There are ways to offer students personalized and timely advising to ensure every student meets academic and financial fit. Creating scalable solutions that allow students from all walks of life to realize their own personal path is the future of student financial success.
June 8-10, 2021 | Register today to secure your spot and be the first to know when speakers are announced.