Financial video with transcript

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Jessica Hickernell: The Financial Working Group is really working to identify financial barriers that our students are facing and how those financial barriers are affecting accessibility and affordability for their retention and continuation at the University of Maine. Our university, it’s a state university, we have a high population of low-income, first-generation students.

Financial barriers is a huge topic for those students. Figuring out how we can provide resources for those students and to lessen that barrier for those students it’s a huge draw for me. It’s something that I’m very invested in.