Financial Literacy

Price of Borrowing

Not all loans are the same. Review your Award Letter and know that some loans cost more than others. For instance, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS, and Grad PLUS loans accrue interest while attending school, whereas subsidized and Perkins loans do not.

Learn about the differences between Federal Student loans and Private loans, Budgeting, loan repayment options, Identity theft and more.

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Financial Literacy Spring 2018 Workshops


Understanding and Repairing Your Credit

Housing Game room

February 15


Join us for a discussion about using a credit card responsibly and what to do if and when a credit card is lost or stolen. In addition, ways to repair your credit and credit score before you try other options, like credit counseling or bankruptcy.

This workshop will be presented by Nicholas Vollmer from Golden! Credit Union

Auto Buying: Know Your Options, Terms

South Dining

February 28, 2018


Join us for an informative workshop on how to purchase your dream car while taking advantage of the best termsavailable. We will discuss auto buying tips such asresearching your options, negotiating and the benefit of understanding the terms and conditions of a contract.


Presented by Nicholas Vollmer from Golden1 Credit Union

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Financial Goals

March 7 2018


MSR 130C

In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to create a financial goal that you can reach by making it S.M.A.R.T. -Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

Presented by Nicholas Vollmer from Golden1 Credit Union

Finance and Resource Fair

Wednesday, March 14


University Quad

Booths will provide information and resources on:

  • Money Management & Paying for College
  • Credit and Identity Theft
  • Loans and Repayment
  • Check writing
  • TEACH Grant Information
  • Scholarships
  • Financing On-Campus Housing
  • Making the Most Out of Your Meal Plan
  • Psychological Services
  • Campus Recreation
  • And more!!

The Finance and Resource Fair is open to ALL!

Featuring: Financial Aid & Scholarship Office, Housing and Residential Life, CAL CPA, Wells Fargo, Golden1 Credit Union, Chartwells, Academic Success Center, McNair Scholars, STEM Success Program, Health Center, Psychological Services, Student Leadership and Development and more!


Understanding and Repaying Your Student Loans (RSVP)

March 27, 2018


MSR 130

Registered students will receive a personalized letter with their current loan information and repayment scenarios. Open to all who wish to attend but only those who RSVP will receive a personalized letter.

RSVP to to reserve your spot