Zoom Event: Access Denied?: A Higher Education Panel – Mar 11

Posted by Yleana Leadership Academy on March 5, 2024

When we talk about college access here at Yleana, we are talking about the ability of first-generation, Black, Indigenous, Latin(x), and/or People of Color to apply to, enroll in, and persist through college; achieve supportive financial aid packages; and graduate with little to no debt.

A number of changes to the higher education landscape have changed the college access landscape. The College Board announced that starting in 2024, the SAT will switch to a digital format, fundamentally changing the way students can approach college applications. And with more colleges reinstating the SAT requirement for application, it’s more important than ever. The application for federal student aid, the FAFSA form, launched later than expected this year, and with significant problems. Amid these issues, and with Supreme Court rulings on student debt and affirmative action, the barriers to entry (and successful graduation) are mounting for historically marginalized students.

Join Alyssa Bowlby, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Yleana Leadership Foundation, Jonathan Chavez, Director of Academic Advising at Kaplan Educational Foundation, and other special guests for a conversation on college access, educational equity, and the role of higher education in a changing world.

Date and Time: Monday, March 11, 2024, 7:00-8:30 PM


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