Webinar: The New Swift Student Tool: Help for Guiding Students Through Financial Aid Appeals – Apr 23

Posted by Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) on April 21, 2020

This webinar is part of a special webinar series presented by SREB to help more students enroll in and successfully complete postsecondary education during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

The sudden onset and rapid spread of the coronavirus has caused many sudden changes to student and family finances. At the same time, students may not have the same level access to counselors and advisers that they did prior to social distancing. Yet research shows that students and their families know very little about their right to appeal financial aid awards as well as the process for doing so. This webinar will provide an overview of the new SwiftStudent digital tool, a free resource designed to hep college students through the formal process of requesting additional financial aid when their economic circumstances have changed. SwiftStudent was created by the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation in partnership with 18 higher education organizations. SwiftStudent is available to all students receiving federal student aid, free to use, and does not share or sell personal data. The tool guides users through the appeal process focusing on numerous special circumstances that may warrant a student requesting an adjustment to their financial aid, such as recent job loss of a parent, a medical crisis, and loss of childcare or housing. SwiftStudent offers templates that address over 14 types of appeals, accompanied by an extensive resource guide.

Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Register here: https://www.sreb.org/workshops-webinars


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