2018 Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being

May 31 – June 02, 2018
Hilton Columbus Downtown | Columbus, Ohio

NASPA and The Ohio State University present an impactful Symposium to address the complexities of college students’ financial well-being. Participants will learn effective strategies for helping students improve their fiscal health during college and remain financially stable after graduation.

This year, the 2018 Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being will be co-located with the 2018 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference. As a registered participant for this symposium, you will receive access to attend sessions for both programs.

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About

Collegiate financial well-being is no laughing matter. In 2015, researchers at The Ohio State University found that 70% of college students are stressed about finances, and financial stress has been shown to have serious implications for student success. Scholars and practitioners from The Ohio State University are partnering with NASPA to offer an impactful Symposium to address the complexities of college students’ financial well-being. Participants will learn effective strategies for helping students improve their fiscal health during college and remain financially stable after graduation. The Symposium's programs will explore evidence-based practices, innovative research, and current trends surrounding collegiate financial well-being.

You should attend this Symposium if you want to:

  • Expand knowledge of current trends in collegiate financial well-being;
  • Recognize the barriers students may face while developing an understanding of financial well-being;
  • Understand the lifelong impact of financial planning before, during, and after college; and
  • Learn the ways in which personal identities may intersect with students' financial choices.

Check back often, as the website will change as programmatic details are confirmed. To view the last conference's proceedings, take a look at the website or the program book


Symposium Benefits

The Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being is an incredible opportunity to engage with professionals within student affairs, financial aid, advising and many other functional areas to discuss supporting our students' fiscal solvency. In addition, being co-located with the 2018 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap Conference provides registrants with a two-for-one conference experience.  


Continuing Education
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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Click here for more information on Continuing Education and frequently asked questions.

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at tgillmor@naspa.org.


 

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2018 Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Faculty
  • New Professional
  • Undergraduate
  • Senior Level
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level

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Call for Programs

The call for programs will open early-November 2017.


The importance of collegiate financial well-being research and practice is more critical than ever as campuses continue to experience diminishing resources and our students are tasked with understanding the life-long impacts of their financial decisions. The 2018 Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being is your opportunity to share evidence-based practices from your campus or organization, learn from leading researchers in the field, and engage with other professionals who are committed to promoting student financial success.

The 2018 Planning Committee knows it’s presenters like you who will make the Symposium an impactful event. The Planning Committee is seeking innovative and thought provoking programs from a wide range of professional functional areas: student affairs, financial aid, advising, and more. Programs which enhance and progress the understanding of collegiate financial well-being, in either research or practice, will be considered. 

Presenters will be asked to identify the content level of their session; foundational, intermediate, or advanced. Additionally, the content advisory committee will select programs based upon their relationship to the Symposium's learning outcomes.


SIGN-UP TO REVIEW PROGRAM PROPOSALS

Our program proposal review process is critical to the success of the Symposium. We encourage you to sign-up to be program reviewer here and look for Program Reviewer - Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being underneath the header Educational Programs, or click this link to navigate directly to the position description.

For detailed instructions on how to sign-up, take a look at this document for an example.


Conference Themes & Suggested Topics



Submission Timeline
  • Early-November 2017
    Call for Programs Opens
  • January 12, 2018
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • January 19, 2018
    Program Reviews Completed
  • February 2, 2018
    Presenter Notification Emails Sent
  • February 16, 2018
    Program Schedule Posted Online

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2018 Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being.

Jake Frasier
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Phone: 202-719-1180
Email: jfrasier@naspa.org

Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated.

Thu, May 31

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Symposium Workshops
12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Sponsors & Exhibitors Available
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Keynote
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Opening Reception (Light Fare Provided)

Fri, Jun 01

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Provided)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sponsors & Exhibitors Available
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Morning Plenary Keynote
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mini-Institutes
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions III
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
VPSA & SSAO Reception - By Invitation Only
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions V/Flash Sessions

Sat, Jun 02

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Provided)
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Closing Keynote
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Participants' Choice Presentations
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions VI

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Our committee is eager to see your pre-symposium workshop proposals by January 12, 2018.

Pre-Symposium Workshops - Call for Proposals Due January 12, 2018

Thursday, May 31st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

To submit your pre-symposium workshop proposal, please submit your proposal via the link above no later than January 12, 2018.

Registration

Registration as a member is based on your individual membership status. For more details on member statuses check here.

  • If you are employed by a college or university that is a NASPA institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate.
  • If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242.

For questions about membership and to check if your institution is a current member, contact our membership team at 202-265-7500.

For information on group rates and registration policies, please click the Registration Policies button.

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Registration Fees

Early-Bird
before 03/01/2018
Regular
03/02/2018 to 04/27/2018
Late
after 04/28/2018
Pre-Symposium Workshop
$85
$90
$95
NASPA Member
$450
$500
$575
Non-Member
$650
$700
$775
NASPA Student Member
$155
$185
$230

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: events@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Jake Frasier
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: jfrasier@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1180

Policies

View Registration Policies

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is April 27, 2018, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing.  No refunds will be given after this date for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to refund@naspa.org .

Group Registration: NASPA offers discounts for attendees registering in groups of two or more individuals. To apply for this discount please contact NASPA at events@naspa.org. Please include in the email your name, the conference you're registering for, your institution name, and how many individuals you're registering. Our membership department will contact you once they've received this information.

Purchase Orders: Purchase orders will NOT be accepted for registration. There is now a Bill Me option online if you need to submit paperwork to your accounting office to have a check cut for your registration payment. Please use that option when registering online.

Registration Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at events@naspa.org .

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2018 Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being please contact Kristie Jerde by phone at 218-280-7578 or via email at kjerde@naspa.org.

Venue

Hilton Columbus Downtown


Hilton Columbus Downtown
Columbus, OH

All conference activities will take place at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Hilton Columbus Downtown starting at $189/night (not including 17.5% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Thursday, May 10, 2018. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

A small overflow block has been secured at the Hyatt Regency Columbus starting at $168/night (not including 17.5% state and local taxes). The Hyatt Regency Columbus is approximately 0.3 miles or a 7 min walk to the Hilton Columbus Downtown. The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Thursday, May 10, 2018. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
614-384-8600
$189 - Single/Double
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
614-463-1234
$168 - Single/Double
  • Travel

    Columbus is serviced by John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). The hotel is approximately 8 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Shuttles
    For more information regarding shuttle providers to and from CMH, please visit the Shuttles, Buses & Limos section of the CMH website.

    Taxis
    For more information regarding taxi cab service, please visit the Taxis page of the CMH website. Taxi fare from CMH to the Hilton Columbus Downtown is approximately $30 one-way.

    Rental Cars
    For more information on available rental car companies and contact information, please visit the Rental Cars page of the CMH website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Columbus in May-June are around 80 degrees F during the day and 60 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

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