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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy
The Financial Aid Office is committed to empowering students to make financially informed decisions towards attaining their educational goals and establishing financial wellness. Financial literacy refers to one's ability to understand and responsibly manage their finances, enabling them to build a stable foundation for their future. Developing financial literacy to improve your personal finances involves learning and practicing a variety of skills related to budgeting, managing debt, understanding credit, and banking products. Our financial aid office has developed a series of programming highlighting the fundamentals of financial literacy to help students further their understanding of and achieve financial success.  

Banking Fundamentals 
Banking fundamentals aims to introduce the basics of banking. In this workshop, you will learn about different types of banking products, how to manage cash flow and savings, how to help protect your money, and planning for short-and-long-term goals.
 
 Date  Location  Meeting Time
April 7, 2022  Zoom  10:00 - 11:00 AM           
 
Budgeting Basics
Did you know budgeting is crucial to financial success? In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage your own budget, prepare for unexpected expenses, and explore your relationship to money.  
 
 Date  Location  Meeting Time
November 2, 2021 Zoom  10:00 - 11:00 AM      
April 14, 2022 Zoom  4:00 - 5:00 PM       
 
Understanding Credit
Building credit and maintaining a good credit history are key steps towards building your financial future. In this workshop, students will learn about credit, credit scores, credit reports, and debt and credit management.
 Date  Location  Meeting Time
November 3, 2021 Zoom  4:00 - 5:00 PM      
April 21, 2022 Zoom  10:00 - 11:00 AM       
Preparing for Transfer
Where are your educational goals taking you next? In this comprehensive overview, we will examine cost of attendance, federal loans, loan repayment, and more. In addition, we will provide post-transfer tips and strategies to help you succeed in the next chapter of your academic career.
 Date  Location  Meeting Time
October 13, 2021 Zoom  10:00 - 11:00 AM      
April 28, 2022 Zoom  4:00 - 5:00 PM