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Priority 4

8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET (both days) • Arlington, Virginia

We are excited to announce the following courses have been made available for FREE through the Priority 4: Improving Financial Aid and Admissions Outcomes & Increasing Economic Literacy grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Priority 4: Improving Financial Aid and Admissions Outcomes & Increasing Economic Literacy
Wednesday, December 8, and Thursday, December 9
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (both days)

This is an IN-PERSON training.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Richmond Highway • Arlington, VA • 22202-4002 • (703) 418-1234 • Registration Code is COE Financial Aid
COSTFree for Everyone!
DOWNLOADSDraft Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)

This training increases knowledge and skills in: Financial and Economic Literacy; Transfer Services and College Selection; Admissions for Precollege, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students; Technological Tools to Increase Participation; Services for Adults and Veterans; and Building Relationships with Key Aid Administrators. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education; this training is free for participants.

Asynchronous Online Courses

The following are asynchronous online self-directed courses available to any TRIO staff via CourseSites by the BlackBoard platform, made accessible for participation at any time and location at no cost until August 2022. These self-directed courses are meant to offer additional information and supplement the topics related to the Priority 4 Trainings. For further information about the Priority 4 Training or help in accessing the courses below, contact Nicole Norfles at (nicole.norfles@coenet.org).

Effective Collaborative Strategies for Financial and Economic Literacy
Assist in increasing trainees' ability to raise participants’ level of financial literacy.
• Provide trainees with the necessary tools to help participants become more financially savvy and self-empowered.
• Assist TRIO staff to provide services to participants to help them make more informed and strategic decisions regarding their finances and how to better use financial aid funds.
• Provide strategies to increase access for TRIO participants to financial education and asset building resources.
• Provide assets to build collaboration with service providers in the grantee institution, in the local community, and through online resources.

TRIO 101
Enumerate each of the TRIO programs.
• Examine TRIO’s authorization through the Higher Education Act and its Administration within the Student Support Division of the U.S. Department of Education.
• Provide a history of TRIO programs to project personnel who may be new or have limited experience with TRIO programs.
• Provide an overview of TRIO programs to project personnel who may be new or have limited experience with TRIO programs.
• Provide an overview of TRIO regulatory documents and links to these documents.

A Toolkit to Establish Money Mentors and a Financial Wellness Club to Institute Financial Literacy among Students and Staff
Assist TRIO staff participation in financial literacy self-assessment with students.
• Provide pre- and post- financial self-assessments.
• Provide trainees with a toolkit to identify components of a financial wellness center.
• Develop student Money Mentors as participant peers.
• Provide list of resources to identify speakers to address topics such as salary considerations by academic career, salary negotiations, entrepreneurs and internships, food bank benefits, and/or alternative housing and rent considerations.
• Provide a list of money habit games, envelop systems, and other tools to diversify financial literacy learning.