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The Financial Literacy Workshops are mandatory for any student receiving institutional aid.
We welcome and encourage all students to attend these workshops as they will offer guidance in making sound financial decisions.

Institutional aid includes any funding granted to a student by the university. For example: all athletic aid, choir, band, Residence Hall Advisors, Auxiliary, departmental scholarships, etc.

If you plan on receiving this aid for the following year, you must attend four (4) Financial Literacy workshops this academic year to receive the funding the upcoming year.


 

Financial Literacy Series


Attending college presents a unique time in a students’ life where financial literacy education is very important. Our workshops cover a number of important subjects faced by young people who may be living on their own for the first time. The workshops also lay the groundwork for major financial decisions that occur shortly after college graduation – for instance buying a car and managing credit and debt. Other topics covered include budgeting, saving and investing, basics of banking, loan repayment, as well as staying out of default.


We welcome and encourage all students to attend these workshops as they will offer guidance in making sound financial decisions. These workshops are mandatory for any student receiving institutional aid.Institutional aid includes any funding granted to a student by the university. For example: all athletic aid, choir, band, Residence Hall Advisors, Auxiliary, departmental scholarships, etc. If you plan on receiving this aid for the following year, you must attend four (4) Financial Literacy workshops this academic year to receive the funding the upcoming year.


To get credit for attending the workshops, you must:


Again, workshop attendance is mandatory and failure to complete could result in a loss of institutional funding for the upcoming academic year (2019-2020).


CSU Financial Literacy Workshop Series
Fall 2019 Calendar


September 2019

DateTimeTopicLocation

Tuesday, September 3

10-10:30 a.m.

Where is My Refund?

JISC 114

Friday, September 6

3-3:30 p.m.

Where is My Refund?

JISC 114

Tuesday, September 10

10-10:30 a.m.

SAP What’s That?

JISC 114

Monday, September 16

2-2:30 p.m.

SAP What’s That?

JISC 114

Monday, September 23

1-1:30 p.m.

Know What you Owe

JISC 114

Friday, September 27

10-10:30 a.m.

Know What you Owe

JISC 114

Once a week in Res Hall

Mentors 7-7:30 p.m.

Theme of the Week

JISC 114


October 2019

DateTimeTopicLocation

Tuesday, October 1

10 a.m.-noon

FAFSA Help / HYB prep

Trio Lab, Norman E. Ward Sr. Center

Thursday, October 10

3-3:30 p.m.

FAFSA Help / HYB prep

Trio Lab, Norman E. Ward Sr. Center

Tuesday, October 15

, 10 a.m.-12 noon

FAFSA Help / HYB prep

Trio Lab, Norman E. Ward Sr. Center

Thursday, October 24

10 a.m.-12 noon

FAFSA Help / HYB prep

Trio Lab, Norman E. Ward Sr. Center

Tuesday, October 29

10 a.m.-12 noon

FAFSA Help

Trio Lab, Norman E. Ward Sr. Center

Once a week in Res Hall

Mentors 7-8 p.m.

Theme of the Week

Trio Lab, Norman E. Ward Sr. Center


November 2019

DateTimeTopicLocation

Tuesday, November 5

11-11:30 a.m.

R2T4 – Adjustments to your Financial Aid

JISC 114

Thursday, November 7

3-3:30 p.m.

R2T4 – Adjustments to your Financial Aid

JISC 114

Wednesday, November 13

3-3:30 p.m.

Identity Theft - Prevention

JISC 114

Wednesday, November 20

1-1:30 p.m.

Using Debt Properly

JISC 114

Friday, November 22

(Cafeteria) 10-10:30 a.m.

VERIFICATION 101

JISC 114

Once a week in Res Hall

Mentors 7-7:30 p.m.

Theme of the Week

JISC 114


Spring 2020 Calendar


February 2020

DateTimeTopicLocation

Monday, February 3

11-11:30 a.m.

Negotiating: Employee Benefits / Salary

JISC 114

Wednesday, February 5

11-11:30 a.m.

Credit Basics 101

JISC 114

Friday, February 7

2-2:30 p.m.

Investing in Your Future

JISC 114

Wednesday, February 19

3-3:30 p.m.

Making Money Moves : Scholarship Applications

JISC 114

Friday, February 28

(Cafeteria), 11 a.m.-noon

Protect and Build Your Credit

JISC 114

Once a week in Res Hall

Mentors 7-8 p.m. (2 - 30 min. sessions)

Theme of the Week

JISC 114


March 2020

DateTimeTopicLocation

Wednesday, March 4

10-10:30 a.m.

Social Media and your Job

JISC 114

Thursday, March 5

11-11:30 a.m.

Loan Repayment Options

JISC 114

Tuesday, March 24

2-2:30 p.m.

Investing in Your Future

JISC 114

Friday, March 27

(Cafeteria) 11 a.m.-noon

Basics of Budgeting

JISC 114

Once a week in Res Hall

Mentors 7-8 p.m. (2 - 30 min. sessions)

Theme of the Week

JISC 114


April 2020

DateTimeTopicLocation

Wednesday, April 1

11 a.m.-noon

The Savings Game

JISC 114

Tuesday, April 7

11 a.m.-noon

Finances are not Trivial

JISC 114

Wednesday, April 15

11 a.m.-noon

True or False?

JISC 114

Tuesday, April 21

11 a.m.-noon

Financial Wellness

JISC 114

Wednesday, April 29

11 a.m.-noon

Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

JISC 114

Once a week in Res Hall

Mentors 7-8 p.m. (2 - 30 min. sessions)

Theme of the Week

JISC 114


GradReady (PATH 2) is also an option for students and can be accessed at: centralstate.gradready.com


GradReady is a personal finance website created specifically to help busy students learn how to manage money. Students will learn real-world money skills to help them make informed decisions. If this option is used, Path 2 will count for 2 Financial Literacy workshops. The student will then have only to attend two of the workshops listed above.