The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services is happy to offer financial literacy workshops in an effort to educate the campus community.  It is our hope that the information we provide will empower students, faculty, and staff alike to make more financially sound decisions in their day-to-day lives.

We are hard at work on the schedule for 2014-2015 and will have them posted soon. Keep checking back here, or on our Facebook page, for the announcement.

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Manage Your Money Before It Manages You

This workshop will cover introductory material to basic money management topics.  Highlights of the presentation will include: setting financial goals, identifying needs vs. wants, importance of and options for saving, and creating spending plans/budgets.  The goal of the workshop is to introduce these topics and help students better understand their own relationship with money.

The Ins and Outs of Credit & Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

This workshop will cover the basics of credit, credit cards, FICO stores, credit reports, and the importance of maintaining good credit history.  The second half of the presentation will address how identity theft, specifically how it happens, how to spot it, avoid it, and what to do if it happens to you.

Money Matters After College

This workshop is geared towards junior and senior students and was created to help prepare them for life after college.  This workshop is designed to get students to start thinking about the types of expenses they will face when they leave school and how to be better prepares for them.  In addition, the workshop will cover some information on understanding job benefits as it relates to evaluating offers of employment.

Prize Rules:  To enter, simply attend a FALL 2014 Money Smart Seawolves Financial Literacy workshop and complete and submit a presentation evaluation.  Students may attend each workshop topic.  Limit one entry per workshop for a maximum of 3 entries.  The winner will be selected through a lottery drawing after the workshop series has concluded.  Winner must agree to having their name announced and grant the use of a photograph for future promotional use.  Student employees of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services are not eligible.  Previous winners may attend workshops but are not eligible for scholarship drawing. 

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