Southeast to be Highlighted in Degrees with Less Debt Video Series


Southeast will be featured in the Degrees with Less Debt (DWLD) video “A is for Affordability” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Southeast is among five Missouri universities highlighted in the “Degrees with Less Debt: Postsecondary Strategies that Enhance Low-Income and Black Student Success” report released this summer by St. Louis Graduates.

The Degrees with Less Debt video series focuses on the barriers facing low-income students and Black students and what colleges and universities can do to create a higher education system that supports these students.

Each episode includes interviews with administrators and students from each of the five institutions highlighted in the report and community partners.

Episode two, “A is for Affordability,” focuses on the cost of higher education, types of financial aid available, approaches institutions can take to student aid and the implications all of this has on students themselves. The episode will feature Trent Ball, associate vice president for equity and access, Matthew Kearney, director of Southeast’s Student Financial Services, and Southeast student Jay Harris.

Episode two will also educate on the cultural and economic factors facing low-income students and students of color. This will be followed by a live Twitter chat to foster discussion of key issues raised by Degrees with Less Debt.

Visit / to watch the premiere of “A is for Affordability” at 2 p.m. Sept. 30. At 2:30 p.m., a live Twitter chat at #DWLD will take place to foster discussion of key issues raised by Degrees with Less Debt.

“A is for Affordability” will also be available on the STLGraduates YouTube Channel.