The Student Financial Aid Research Network (SFARN) seeks proposals for the 38th Annual Conference to be held virtually on June 3-4, 2021. SFARN Conference is the prime venue for leading financial aid researchers to network, seek input, and share expertise with colleagues from colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, membership associations, and other non-profit organizations. The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education is pleased to announce that the 2021 SFARN virtual conference will be co-hosted by Trellis Company.
The COVID pandemic has unmasked many systemic issues with our student financial aid system. Hence our theme this year is Reconstructing Student Financial Aid for Equity. We welcome sessions focused on new and recently completed research on student aid issues such as federal policy changes, college food insecurity, student loan debt, low-income and non-traditional access, and the overarching theme of how students and their families are paying for college.