Though a college education is seen as a prerequisite for a competitive job market, financial burdens keep many students from finishing their studies and earning a degree. According to a 2021 survey conducted by the National Student Clearinghouse, 42% of adults aged 20-34 dropped out of college due to financial reasons.

How can colleges and universities build a financial aid infrastructure that helps students navigate financial pitfalls and achieve success? Join us for “Innovative Financial Aid for Today's Students”, a Virtual Forum that will convene higher ed leaders and policy experts to discuss the current state of financial aid and strategies for assisting students. Register today to explore: 
  • The financial challenges facing students today
  • What the current government-funded emergency grants are achieving
  • Strategies for providing completion grants
Join us for “Modern Strategic Planning for Higher Education,” featuring higher education strategist and UNC at Chapel Hill professor Paul Friga and The Chronicle senior writer Scott Carlson. In this special 90-minute virtual forum, your hosts will share video clips of today’s most innovative campus leaders describing how they have adjusted their strategies in response to the needs of the day.
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September 29 | 2pm ET

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Bridget Burns
Bridget Burns
Chief Executive Officer,
University Innovation Alliance

Ian Wilhelm
Ian Wilhelm
Assistant Managing Editor,
The Chronicle Of Higher Education 


Kim Cook
Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Erwin
Principal Consultant 
NASFAA Consulting

Sharon Perry Fantini
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Iowa State University

Timothy Renick
Executive Director
National Institute for Student Success

Jessica Rowland Williams
Every Learner Everywhere

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