The conversation around emergency aid is an ever-evolving process based on these six core elements.
An important element in maximizing the impact emergency aid can have on student retention is dedicating leadership to oversee and guide and work.
To sustain emergency aid efforts, institutions should look for innovative ways to support students in need and identify multiple sources of funds.
Institutions must ensure that emergency aid complies with federal and state aid guidelines and decisions about aid distribution are consistent and fair.
To truly meet the urgent needs of students, smart systems can ensure emergency aid resources are delivered quickly and effectively.
To successfully deliver emergency aid, colleges and universities must strategically raise awareness about the available resources
To understand the impact of emergency aid on student success and to continually improve services, colleges and universities can use and analyze data.
The community of institutions interested in emergency aid continues to grow. We'll collect and catalog many of the developed resources and tools so they can be discovered, shared and improved upon by the evolving emergency aid community. Browse this library of tools and resources for implementing, evaluating and improving emergency aid at colleges and universities.
Learn some key concepts about emergency aid and get answers to frequently asked questions.
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Explore interviews and news from the growing community of administrators, researchers, students and others working in emergency aid.
Financial costs and challenges go well beyond tuition for lower income students who want to stay in school and succeed.
Five institutions present on their work related to low-income students' food and basic needs insecurity.
Great Lakes has been funding emergency grants for over five years and in that time has learned a lot about what it takes to run a successful program.
Perspective from the experience in going through the Emergency Aid Lab and its impact on the Student Services area
Use this rubric to further understand and self-assess the effectiveness of emergency aid efforts.