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We regularly host webinars throughout the year on a wide variety of higher education topics. Find our on-demand webinars below, or register for an upcoming webinar event.

Upcoming Webinars

    • The ABC’s of Gen Z: Adapting Financial Aid Practices for Effective Outcomes
      Gen Z, the next generation of students, is more tech savvy and digitally driven than its predecessors – an area in which many campus departments are still getting up to speed. Learning their language and finding the right balance of electronic and interpersonal interaction will present challenges as FAOs adapt to these bright young minds; this session will help you prepare for that. Through research, and best practices from the University of Illinois, this session covers:

      • Understanding the Gen Z mindset
      • Communication and engagement strategies
      • Tips from the University of Illinois to easily meet Gen Z where they are



    • Teaching Them to Fish: Empowering Students Through Financial Self Advocacy
      Inceptia welcomes James McCarthy, former FDIC and CFPB member, for an informative one hour webinar regarding the top financial issues of which students must be wary and for which they must develop their own advocacy skills. From credit card fraud to ID theft to student loan complaints and more, we’ll provide practical talking points to help foster productive conversations with your students and resources to help them take action. Attendees of this webinar will benefit from James’ insider expertise to resolving financial issues, and will receive access to our financial advocacy resource guide. Register.


    • Handling Money Like a #GirlBoss: Empowering Women Through Financial Literacy
      In honor of Equal Pay Day, join Inceptia to learn more about what the financial education community can do to address the unique financial struggles that women face. Guest speakers will include Sophia Bera, founder of Gen Y Planning and CNBC contributor, and Jennifer Hemphill, an Accredited Financial Counselor and host of the Her Money Matters podcast. They’ll share their insights into the female financial literacy gap, challenges facing minority women, and suggestions for empowering female students to take control of their finances. Register.


    • Full Minds, Empty Stomachs: Food Insecurity on Campus
      As part of our Financial Capability Month series, Inceptia explores the growing epidemic of students going hungry on campus. In this one hour webinar, we’ll discuss how food insecurity happens in such a food-rich environment, and how going hungry impacts every area of life for these students. Utilizing a body of growing research, we’ll look at how some institutions are working to tackle this problem head on. Finally, we’ll hear from one school on what it takes to open and run a campus food pantry, as they provide insights from their first year of operation. Register.


Past Webinars


    • Drowning in process? A service partner can help!
      Financial aid professionals continue to be some of the busiest people on campus. With staffing constraints, shrinking budgets, increased regulatory requirements, data security concerns, and trying to serve students who expect modern, streamlined, user-friendly experiences, institutions are constantly challenged to get everything done. Working with a service partner can help schools provide more personalized service to students and their families while reducing the need for time-intensive technical support and regulatory compliance updates. View webinar.


    • Protecting Your Students’ Data
      Reserve your spot in our one-hour webinar with Art Provost, Director of Corporate Security, as he talks about the top five pitfalls to data security connected to the ED guidance and how Inceptia has overcome them. Your ability to keep your students’ sensitive data (both online and on paper) secure is more critical than ever. A data breach results in reputational and financial consequences; and it could lead to identity theft and fraudulent activity. Security preparedness is not only a key to understanding the constant threats in the environment but also a regulatory requirement. It’s even up to you to understand how data is protected when partnering with a third party. View webinar.


    • The Impact of Financial Wellness: Trends, Research and Case Studies from the Experts
      In honor of Financial Capability Month, Inceptia will host Bryan Ashton, Director of Student and Institutional Success at TG, and Phil Schuman, Director of Financial Literacy, Indiana University, as they discuss the impact of financial wellness programming on college campuses. As co-founders of the Higher Education Financial Wellness Summit, Bryan and Phil have designed this webinar to empower those who are working actively to implement financial wellness programs, providing case studies of successful methods for establishing financial wellness and financial literacy programs on college campuses. Additionally, Bryan and Phil will provide recommendations for cross-campus collaboration, explore the impact of student finances on student success, and present a case study illustrating the tie between student success and financial wellness. View webinar.


    • The Financial Aid Office in Transition: What’s Ahead for 2017
      Join Inceptia for a one-hour webinar as we host Justin Chase Brown for a discussion on issues and challenges facing the financial aid office. Justin will examine the interwoven needs of enrollment management initiatives and financial aid practices, and how big data influences all facets of operations. He’ll discuss utilizing social media to better serve students and families, as well as how to communicate across generational divides. Finally, the political winds of change will be addressed as Justin looks at potential shifts in bureaucracy, deregulation, privatization and free college initiatives. View webinar.


    • One Letter, Big Results: Using Debt Letters to Encourage Smart Borrowing
      Join us as we present the findings from our latest research brief, “Loan Summaries: Nudging Students Toward Responsible Borrowing.” We will examine preliminary results of institutional loan summary initiatives at three large universities and the science behind effective debt letters. A case study from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will demonstrate how the school is integrating letters into student portals as well as training staff to address responsible borrowing during standard student interactions. Finally, we’ll discuss strategies for integrating loan summaries into broader financial education programs to support student success. View webinar.


    • Financial Aid Management Practices: The Benefits of Outsourcing Verification
      Join Inceptia as we present highlights from our latest research brief, “Progressive Financial Aid Management Practices: The Benefits of Outsourcing Verification.” We will look at the pain points financial aid professionals are experiencing today, according to the latest NASFAA data. We’ll also address the benefits of outsourcing verification and their impact on helping institutions refocus their resources, get a positive return on investment and built their reputation as an innovative higher education industry leader. View webinar.


    • The ROI of Financial Education
      Join us as we present the findings from our latest research brief, “The ROI of Financial Education.” We will examine the effects of financial education on student satisfaction and financial stress levels, retention and cohort default rates, and lifelong financial behaviors. A simplified review of the numbers will provide a basis for calculating the return on investment for financial education programs, and we’ll share examples of recognized institutional success through financial education initiatives. View webinar.


    • No Student Left Behind: Adult Learners and Financial Literacy Programming
      Join us during Financial Literacy Month as we present Inceptia’s latest survey findings regarding the financial attitudes, behaviors and literacy levels of adult learners, followed by an exploration of adult learning theory by Terry Porter, Sociology instructor at Franklin University. Finally, we’ll discuss ways to integrate adult learning theory into financial education programs to more effectively engage non-traditional students. View webinar.


    • Draft Cohort Default Rates: The Who, What, Where, When and Why
      This webinar will help you understand the importance of analyzing your borrowers as well as provide a clear understanding of the challenge options available with regards to your draft Cohort Default Rate. Plus, we’ll cover some key questions to ask yourself when determining whether or not you should challenge. Finally, we’ll discuss the process of creating or updating a default prevention plan along with hearing best practices and mistakes to avoid, including suggestions on activities and timing. View webinar.


    • Developing a Social Media Program That Delivers: Practitioner Insights on Social Media Use within the Financial Aid Office
      This webinar will provide fantastic insight into the special considerations necessary to build a successful social media plan, including real examples of how this medium has contributed to thoughtful and, surprisingly, personal interactions with students. View webinar.


    • Reaching Generation Hashtag: Leveraging Social Media to Support Student Success
      Join us as we hear from Dr. Reynol Junco, author of the forthcoming book, “Engaging Students Through Social Media.” Attendees will come away from this session with a research-based approach to implementing and assessing an effective social media plan at their schools, and a better understanding of how to harness social media to support institutional goals. View webinar.


    • Financial Literacy Education Case Study: One of the Nation’s Largest University System’s Approach to Combat Student Debt
      During Financial Literacy Month we highlighted how one of the largest comprehensive university systems in the United States, the State University of New York (SUNY), makes available every useful means of measuring, comparing, and planning for the costs of college, by providing tools for SUNY students, that promote student success. View webinar.


    • On-the-Job Pressure: Reducing Stress in the Financial Aid Office
      In a recent study, Inceptia unveiled the top stressors that affect financial aid office leadership and staff. Learn about these stressors and some simple steps you can take to relieve them; ultimately, making an impact on the well-being of staff, and in turn, the students and parents the financial aid office serves. View webinar.