College Admissions: Supporting Low-Income Students
The New NACAC Deposit Fee Waiver Form and Other Useful Resources
Social distancing in response to the coronavirus crisis has caused the loss of students’ and their families’ employment and changes to financial situations. In this webinar, Andrew Moe, director of admissions at Swarthmore, provided an overview of access issues in the admissions process as well as the many other micro-barriers students from low-income backgrounds face when applying to college.
He also provided recommendations to school counselors, access advisors and enrollment professionals on how they can help more students enroll in education after high school, including using the new National Association for College Admission Counseling enrollment deposit fee waiver form. Similar to NACAC’s current application fee waiver, the enrollment deposit waiver can be used by students to request a deposit fee waiver or deferral. Moe then shared additional ways students can advocate for themselves to get the support they need. A discussion, question and answer session was held at the conclusion of the webinar.
Andrew Moe is associate dean and director of access and programming at Swarthmore College (PA).
Moe is a leading national expert on how to help students from rural communities enroll in education after high school. He is the leader of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling’s Rural and Small Town and Inclusion, Access, and Success Special Interest Groups.
Moe received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Arizona State University, a master’s degree in and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.