phillwig got their new infographic by running a design contest:
BridgeEdU Financial Aid Infographic
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Story to tell in the infographic
The difficulties of applying for financial aid, particularly for low-income students.
Data to include in the infographic
Title: The Lifecycle of FInancial Challenges for Lower-Income Students The FAFSA and the financial aid processes provide numerous challenges for students who come from lower-income backgrounds, throughout the lifecycle of their financial aid requests. BridgeEdU helps students of promise navigate four primary challenge areas. Challenge Area 1) Receiving Aid Lower-income students often trigger a verification process, forcing them and their families to prove to the college and the federal government that they are indeed needy of funding. Challenges include: a) FAFSA loan processes can be confusing for anyone but are extra challenging for underserved students who are selected for “verification processes” three times more frequently than their more well-to-do peers. b) Requests for what may be considered intrusive information about the student’s household, family living circumstances or legal status, that must match what is originally reported on the FAFSA c) Requirements to re-submit incorrect tax filings to the IRS d) Requests for citizenship documents, birth certificates, and proof of siblings college attendance e) Proof of receipt of certain means-tested benefits or other funding, such as child support f) Documentation of the cost of living and other related expenses and how a family survives with a lower income g) Paper copies of W-2 forms and tax transcripts All these requirements, which are sometimes iterative, can delay processing for weeks or even months. Some students never satisfy these requests. Call-out box: 50 percent of lower income students are selected each year for verification 22 percent of those selected give up on applying for financial aid Source: National College Access Network Challenge 2) Understanding the Aid Award letters confuse students about grants, scholarships, and loans. They do not understand: What are loans and grants and how it impacts their total cost for college What is their obligation to repay long-term GPA and progress requirements to ensuring grants and loans continue Academic credit accumulation and its importance to their financial obligation What additional costs the college or university includes in their costs for college that do not appear on the award letter Call-out box: More than one third of universities do not include the complete cost of attending in their award letters. Source: New America and uAspire Challenge Area 3) Understanding their Investment and Impacts on Their Future Without the non-academic support structures, students struggle with many priorities and challenges and often drop out before they can realize the ROI in their college investment. Some challenges include: Bridge support to level up on academic skills Social and emotional support Balancing academic life and work-life Supporting dependents while going to school Call-out Box: 3.9 million or 23 percent of undergraduates with federal student loan debt dropped out during the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years. Source: Hechinger Report Challenge Area 4) Paying Back the Loan Financial debt from school in the long term can have serious implications for students, particularly if they drop out or take more loans than recommended for the institution or degree. Students need to understand: How much they will repay How long they will repay That failing to complete college does not relieve them of their debt Which career paths will empower them to achieve ROI Call Out Box 44 million Americans have outstanding student loans, with about one-third in default, deferment or forbearance due to financial stress. Source: The Department of Education CTA: BridgeEdU works to serve students of promise. Our Financial Aid Coaching Tool (FACT) helps institutions and students understand their financial investment and how it relates to their academic momentum. BridgeEdU supports students by removing common barriers to success. Learn more at http://bridgeedu.com. Source Data: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/10/12/college-officials-concerned-about-high-number-low-income-students-selected-federal https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2018-07-16/why-your-college-financial-aid-letter-may-be-misleading https://hechingerreport.org/federal-data-shows-3-9-million-students-dropped-college-debt-2015-2016/
Elements to include in the infographic
Visualize as much of the information as possible.
See brand guidelines and website www.bridgeedu.com
$599 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Infographic starts at €549.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their infographic.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
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