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Beyond Financial Aid

Beyond Financial Aid (BFA) 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 pvercome the significant challenges created by limited resources.


Strategy 1: Know the low-income students at your institution.

Strategy 2: Provide supports to help low-income students overcome practical barriers.

Strategy 3: Leverage external partnerships for service delivery on campus.

Strategy 4: Empower low-income students to use available resources.

Strategy 5: Review your internal processes.

Strategy 6: Implement effective practices to strengthen the progression of all students.


Learn more about Beyond Financial Aid here


Georgia Highlands College’s Beyond Financial Aid: Institutional Profile