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Keeping Low-Income Learners on Track

Ninety-three percent of Pell Grant recipients come from households with incomes below $60,000. Once they’re on campus, however, these students often face difficulty in adjusting to unfamiliar environments and unique challenges. Many times, that results in their academic withdrawal.

As colleges and universities look to keep low-income learners on campus, what steps can they take to support student success?

Watch and On-demand Virtual Forum hosted by The Chronicle, where experts discussed the findings of a case study focusing on how campuses have improved the retention of Pell Grant recipients. The study also examines ways to lower the rates of students who receive D’s or F’s or who withdraw from classes.

Watch On-Demand “Keeping Low-Income Learners on Track” from February 29 at 2 p.m. ET to learn more.

Host: Katie Mangan, senior writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

With Support From Ascendium


Jose Aguilar,
Executive Director of Financial Aid,
UC Riverside
Alyssa Ratledge,
Research Associate, Postsecondary Education,
Robert Ream,
Professor of Education and Associate Dean, Student Success,
UC Riverside Division of Undergraduate Education
Louie F. Rodríguez,
Vice Provost & Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education and Professor of Education,
UC Riverside



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