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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


Fall Line-Up

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).


Fall Calendar


September 2018

Date

Time

Topic

Location

9/17

1-2 p.m.

Value of your Refund (Bands in Your Hands)

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

9/18

10-11 a.m.

Value of your Refund (Bands in Your Hands)

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

9/20

2-3 p.m.

Value of your Refund (Bands in Your Hands)

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

9/25

3-4 p.m.

Loan Repayment Options – Know what you owe

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

9/26

4-5 p.m.

Loan Repayment Options – Know what you owe

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

9/27

1-2 p.m.

Loan Repayment Options – Know what you owe

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114


October 2018

Whole Month of October - FAFSA Completion Assistance
October FAFSA Completion – Computer Lab in University Center
Every day in October 10am to 2pm. (Staff will be available to assist students)
Competition with Residence Halls – Those with the most FAFSA’s will win a Prize
Will count as a Financial Literacy – because doing the FAFSA early can give you access to need-based funds.

Date

Time

Topic

Location

OCTOBER

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

FAFSA Completion Assistance

Computer Lab – University Center

10/2

11 a.m.-noon

FAFSA 101 - HYB

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

10/3

2-3 p.m.

FAFSA 101 - HYB

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

10/4

4-5 p.m.

Default Management

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

10/8

10- 11a.m.

Default Management

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

10/9

3-4 p.m.

Basics of Budgeting

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

10/15

11 a.m.-noon

Basics of Budgeting

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

10/16

1-2 p.m.

EARN/SAVE/INVEST

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114


November 2018

Date

Time

Topic

Location

11/1

10-11 a.m.

Banking 101

Computer Lab – University Center

11/2

3-4 p.m.

Banking 101

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

11/5

11 a.m.-noon

SAP 101- Financial Aid Suspension – IN the KNOW

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

11/7

1-2 p.m.

SAP 101- Financial Aid Suspension – IN the KNOW

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

11/13

3-4 p.m.

Overall Financial Wellness

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

11/15

10-11 a.m.

Overall Financial Wellness

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114

11/27

2-3 p.m.

Investing In your Future

Joshua I. Smith Rm. 114


GradReady (PATH 2)

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 then the student will have only two (2) in-person workshops to complete. GradReady (PATH 2) is also an option for students and can be accessed at: centralstate.gradready.com


Beginning on September 10, 2018 there will be a weekly Financial Literacy Facts/ Tip of the week, sent to all students via ALL FYI and their University email.