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1 CCCCO’s Financial Literacy Initiative & NEFE’s Partnership California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

2 CCC Student Loan Borrowing Direct Loans – 2012-13 SubsidizedUnsubsidized Students Receiving Loans* Total Students Total Received Total Students Total Received 53,73251,476$ 167,482,97632,154$ 122,110,434 Average Loan $ 3,254$ 3,798 Percent of 2.1 million students 2.56%2.45% 1.53% *Includes students borrowing both Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct loans.

3 Why so low?  Enrollment Fees $46 unit  BOG Fee Waiver Program – 1.1 million students - $753 million  Pell Grants – 491,000 students - $1.6 billion  22 of 112 colleges no longer participate in Direct Loans  CCCs do not package loans up-front

4 Cal Grants at CCCs  79,160 CCC students received a Cal Grant in 2013-14  Total Cal Grants = $86 million  Average Cal Grant Award = $1,087  2013-14 and 2014-15 will show slight increase  As yet to be determined effect of DeLeon tax bill

5 Financing CCC Education At home with parents Off-campus Cost of Attendance$11,71518,492 BOG Fee Waiver1,104 Pell Grant5,730 Cal Grant B1,648 Unmet Need$3,233$10,010

6 CCCCO’s DP Initiative Overview Increase on student loan debt Increase on default rates (CDRs) Potential loss of Federal aid: Pell Grant & Student Loan program 3 consecutive three-year 30% CDRs

7 CCCCO’s DPI Overview Services & Tools - Default prevention CCCCO’s Default Prevention Initiative PPA - Private consultants CCCCO’s Default Prevention Initiative objectives Financial Literacy Tier 1 Initiative Default Prevention Tier 2 Initiative NEFE CashCourse

8 Financial Literacy Initiative  Partner with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) – Cash Course  Provide each school in the California community college system with effective financial literacy services for their students  To have a financial literacy product established on all 112 campuses  Monitoring the implementation of this financial literacy product such that student utilization shows an increasing trend over the first five years

9 Three Phases  Phase One (Now)  Dissemination of FE information on Campus  Institution-wide involvement  Phase Two (Next)  Building FE Capability  Integrating FE onto the campus  Classroom, workshops, special instruction  Phase Three (Later)  Delivering FE to the community  Elementary/Secondary Schools and local community

10 Loan Default Correlation to Student Success  Hypothesis – Students who are more successful are more likely to complete their program and graduate. Thus, successful students have greater ability (economically) to repay student loan debt Student success Successful repayment

11 Interventions  Financial responsibility  Incorporate financial literacy in financial advising  Add financial literacy into First-Year Experience courses  Implement model for early/late stage delinquency  Loan advising for students who have exited and reconnect them with college, enrollment, and loan repayment options  Combined academic and financial aid planning  Develop individual student success plans based on academic program to help students plan how to finance their education

12 Final Remarks  The ED states that Financial Literacy is key to successful repayment  Early financial knowledge plays a small but lasting role in reducing risky financial behaviors – APLUS Research  Most Millennials lack financial literacy and are not aware of their lack of financial knowledge – Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC)  It is the right thing to do: provide life skills that students can use in their lives, long after their college experience  Initiative’s Assumption: Financial education and financial capability will result in student academic success

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