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Financial Well-Being involves learning budget management in order to maintain a sustainable lifestyle while also learning to plan for the future through savings and investments.

  • Budget Management/Budgeting: A budget, simply put, is a plan for your money. This plan requires tracking of income and expenses, and ensuring that all expenses are paid on time and hopefully some could be saved in case of an emergency or for a larger purchase (e.g. computer, bike, tickets for a trip, car, etc.).

  • Savings & Investment: A popular way to gain financial security is by saving money and investing it. It’s not an easy task for a college student, but starting small and just getting the concept is important. Most literature says pay yourself first. This means via the budgeting process, determine how much you can place into a special account first; then pay your bills. Setting goals about saving can be a great motivator. Different accounts offer different interest rates for accrual on your savings. This is probably the most basic investment and comes at no risk because you can’t lose it.  Some consider more aggressive investments like CDs, stocks, and bonds. Your local bank or any banking institution will discuss these in detail with you.


Chat Tuesdays

Chat Tuesday is a series of online chats hosted by The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid staff throughout the academic year that help answer questions you may have. We have informative sessions that focus on topics such as; completing the FAFSA, scholarships, maintaining financial aid eligibility, and preparing for graduation. We even host pre-orientation chat sessions for new freshman and transfer students! Take a look at our upcoming chat lists below to see what we are offering. Click on the links below to learn more information and to sign-up for the chat sessions!

Chat Tuesday Schedule
Sept. 3rd Federal Work-Study Program
Sept. 10th SAP: How Withdrawals Impact Financial Aid
Sept. 24th Before you Begin: FAFSA Prep
Oct. 8th I Filed my FAFSA, Now What? The Financial Aid Process
Oct. 22nd Things to Know Before You Go: December Graduates
Nov. 12th Financial Aid for Education Abroad/Transient Study
Nov. 26th Scholarship Application Session
Dec. 3rd Finishing Touches: Transfer/New Students