2017-06-19

2018 Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being

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

Join us in Columbus, Ohio for our second meeting of professionals dedicated to student financial well-being and holistic wellness. 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

Finances are Difficult for us all to Understand

Financial wellness doesn't just impact our students - even faculty, staff, and administrators struggle with understanding their financial well-being.

Financial Well-Being has a Major Impact on Student Success

Did you know that in 2015, researchers at The Ohio State University found that a staggering 70% of college students are stressed about finances? This stress has some serious implications for student success.

Don't Worry, We're Here to Help

NASPA and The Ohio State are once again offering this Symposium to bring together professionals from all divisions of our universities to explore the ways in which they can start a conversation between themselves and their students so we can all be more financially stable. The Symposium's programs will explore evidence-based practices, innovative research, and current trends so you can do just that.

Attend this Symposium 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.

Two Conferences: One Price

The Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being is an incredible opportunity to engage with professionals to discuss supporting our students' financial wellness...but why stop there? This event is co-located with the 2018 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap Conference, meaning all workshops, keynotes, and panels from both events are available for you to attend.  


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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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Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. You can find details for various workshops, presenters, and abstracts to the right.

Don't forget, as a registered attendee of this event, you also have access to attend the workshops for our co-located event, the 2018 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap Conference. Read more about the programs to be offered there via this link.

Full Schedule

Thu, May 31

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
Please check-in with a NASPA staff member upon arrival to obtain your name badge, program book, and other program information.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Symposium Workshops
Additional registration required to attend.
12:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Exhibitor Tables Open
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Keynote
2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Extended Learning Sessions I
Attendees can select to either attend one 2-hour session or two 1-hour sessions between 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Building an Emergency Aid Program to Help Students During Financial Emergencies
SWIPES: An Interactive Exercise to Unpack the Socioeconomic Barriers to Student Success
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
Enhancing Financial Well-Being: Students Helping Students
Reaching for the Stars: Creating a Collegiate Financial Well-Being Program From Concept to Reality
Student Peer Coaching Panel
Utilizing an Online Financial Literacy Tool in Educational Efforts
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
A New Student Financial Wellness Program at Columbus State Community College
Getting a Good Financial start with the US Department of Labor and the Federal Trade Commission
Helping College Students Access and Understand Credit Reports
Student Success + Financial Aid: Supporting Low-Income, at-risk Students through Targeted Financial Counseling and Advocacy
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Networking Reception (Light Fare Provided)

Fri, Jun 01

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration & Exhibitor Tables Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Provided)
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote: Securing Students' Basic Needs
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV
Bruins on a Budget: Undergraduate Money Management
Stressed, but Optimistic: Findings from the 2017 Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness
Supporting Pell-Eligible/First-Generation Students in Navigating the Financial Systems of Higher Education
The Evolution of Student Advocacy in a Pathways Environment
Who will Sheperd a Sustainable Student Basic Needs Transformation on Campus? You.
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Topical Roundtable Discussions
During this time, individuals will be asked to identify a topic of interest and join a set of roundtables to discuss/dialogue with their peers. Topics will include:
Current and Emerging Online Platforms and Technologies
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Peer Education
Strategies for Resourcing your Programming on Campus
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions V
Assessment Design for Communicating Powerful Learning in Collegiate Financial Well-Being Programs
Developing a Comprehensive Campus Financial Wellness Network
Show them the Money! Building an Array of Financial Literate Learners
Student Food Insecurity and Academic Outcomes
Towards a Best-Practice Exit Interview Template: Key Attrition/Retention Variables Including Financial Well-Being, Health, and Belonging
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
30,000 Foot View: Senior Administrators’ Perspectives on Institutional Support for Collegiate Financial Well-Being
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
VPSA/SSAO Reception
By Invitation only
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Toolbox Sessions I
30 minute sessions designed to give participants actionable ideas and tools to take back to their campus. Presenters will share ideas for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions.
30 Days to Launch: 4 Steps for Proposing a Financial Wellness Program
A Little Nudge Goes a Long Way: Guiding Students Toward Responsible Borrowing
Connecting Financial Wellness to Student Well-Being
Is That My Job? Preparing Student Loan Borrowers for Financial Security in Retirement
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Toolbox Sessions II
30 minute sessions designed to give participants actionable ideas and tools to take back to their campus. Presenters will share ideas for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions.
Better Student Outreach Using Digital Marketing Principles
Building Financial Responsibility in Today's College Student
Describing the Effects of Educational Financial Videos on Community College Students
Emergency Aid: Hampering or Helping Students’ Persistence and Graduation in Higher Education

Sat, Jun 02

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Provided)
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Closing Keynote Speaker
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions VII
Best BING for your Buck: Promoting Financial Wellness through Partnerships
Budgeting: Redefining the B-Word
Examining Peer Financial Coach Training Practices
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions VIII
Predicting Student Success: Leveraging Data to Identify at-risk Students and Financial Implications
Professional Development and Certification in Financial Education

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

We're thrilled to offer a selection of pre-conference workshops at an additional cost. These programs are meant for attendees with varying professional experiences so please review the description to determine which one to select at the time of registration.

Additional pre-registration is required to attend.

Creatively Addressing Financial Wellness: Research, Education, and Beyond

Thursday, May 31st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Presenters will examine the current financial wellness culture on campuses across the country by sharing results of an extensive literature review. In addition, presenters will share preliminary results of the 2017 Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness. An overview of innovative strategies used to address financial well-being will be shared, followed by a facilitated, interactive panel of staff from a variety of different institutions sharing their approaches to encouraging financial wellness on their campuses.

Small, Medium and Large Institutions: Tailored Interventions for First-generation and Underrepresented Student Success

Thursday, May 31st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

This pre-conference workshop will offer theoretical framing, introduce programmatic approaches, lead interactive exercises for considering your own institutional needs, and offer key takeaways for advancing persistence and retention programs from initial student transition through post-completion.

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Student affairs professionals from a small, rural college, a midsize, suburban university, and a massive, metropolitan institution will discuss interventions, programming, funding, and best practices on how to allocate resources and best serve first-generation and underrepresented students depending on fit, setting, and demographics. Specifically, we will explore the intersections of first-generation and marginalized students and the support systems needed to empower them.

This preconference workshop will offer theoretical framing, introduce programmatic approaches, lead interactive exercises for considering your own institutional needs, and offer key takeaways for advancing persistence and retention programs from initial student transition through post-completion.

Smoothing out the Path: Leveraging Emergency Aid to Support Student Success

Thursday, May 31st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

In this pre-conference session, participants will learn what it takes to create a robust emergency aid program at their institution. Session facilitators will present the essential components of an emergency aid program, highlight implementation and program management best practices that institutions have taken, and share new tools and resources that institutions can use to support their efforts.

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Research has shown that finances is a one of the primary reasons that students either stop or drop-out of college. Emergency aid is an effective tool that institutions use to retain those students who are faced with an unexpected financial crisis. Resources such as housing or food assistance, emergency loans, and grants can help alleviate the financial strain a student may face on their path to a degree. However, for emergency aid programs to make the most impact, institutions must partake in a highly collaborative, well-coordinated effort.

In this pre-conference session, participants will learn what it takes to create a robust emergency aid program at their institution. Session facilitators will present the essential components of an emergency aid program, highlight implementation and program management best practices that institutions have taken, and share new tools and resources that institutions can use to support their efforts.

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 03/30/2018
Regular
03/31/2018 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

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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is March 16, 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.

In order to receive the discount group rate, each registrant must have an active NASPA individual membership. Please note the code is not retroactive and will only activate during registration therefore, you must register after the discount code has been granted.

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.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to events@naspa.org. 


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

Speakers


  • Louis Soares

    Louis Soares

    Vice President for Strategy, Research, and Advancement
    American Council on Education

    Speaker Bio

  • Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D.

    Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D.

    Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology
    Temple University

    Speaker Bio

  • Andrew Nichols, Ph.D.

    Andrew Nichols, Ph.D.

    Director of Higher Education Research and Data Analytics
    The Education Trust

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2018 Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being please fill out the exhibitor application form and e-fax back all pages to 202-204-8443 or scan and e-mail to kjerde@naspa.org by April 27, 2018. Questions? 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 16, 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
  • 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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