The Bipartisan Policy Center has recommended allowing colleges and universities to repurpose a portion of SEOG funds to provide micro-grants to students who have experienced a financial shock. BPC has begun a new project focused on advancing its recommendation and building bipartisan support for providing institutions with flexibility to use SEOG funds for emergency aid.

In this initial roundtable, BPC is bringing together experts and stakeholders, including Ithaka S+R’s Danny Rossman, to share perspectives on emergency aid programs, the effectiveness of different approaches to providing emergency aid to students, and how institutions can maximize the impact of these interventions. The virtual roundtable is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 1:00-2:30pm ET.