Beyond Financial Aid is a toolkit designed to help two- and four-year institutions close attainment gaps for low-income students. BFA expands the concept of “financial supports” for college beyond grants, scholarships and loans and describes six college-tested strategies for helping low-income students overcome the significant challenges created by limited resources. BFA features a self-assessment that college teams can use to analyze their service capacities and an interpretation guide to help map out their first steps toward strengthening these capacities.
On October 3rd and 4th at the Professional Sciences Conference Center at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Complete College Georgia will convene a meeting for institutions to explore the BFA toolkit, analyze their student and community data, and identify priority strategies to support low income students on their campuses.
Representatives from institutions across the state will also share their insights on how they can use BFA strategies to meet new pressures, overcome limited resources for students and institutions, and uncover hidden opportunities for improvement in managing and aligning financial aid, academic, instructional, and institutional resources and facilities. The principal goals are more efficient use of institute resources, enhanced completion, and equity for all Georgia students.
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