Beyond Financial Aid

How colleges can strengthen the financial stability of
low-income students and improve outcomes

Action Planning Guide Facilitator Guide

Beyond Financial Aid

How colleges can strengthen the financial stability of low-income students and improve outcomes

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.

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Posted Mar 5, 2018

Additional guides for using BFA

BFA Action Planning Guide

BFA Facilitator Guide


Frequently asked questions about BFA