Hello there! My name is Kaitlyn, and I am pursuing a major in English education and a psychology minor here, at UW-Stevens Point. I’m from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., which is not too far from UW-Stevens Point’s campus.
As an administrative assistant and student mentor in UW-Stevens Point’s Financial Aid Office, I help coordinate financial literacy programs and presentations – specifically GradReady. GradReady is a financial literacy resource that can help students learn more about student loans, money management and loan repayment after graduation. I will be addressing the details of GradReady in a future blog post, so please stay tuned to learn more about this free program!
As a Financial Aid Office student mentor, my goal is to increase awareness of the significance of financial literacy. I am here to help students with any financial literacy questions they may have.
Part of becoming financially literate, as a college student, includes the ability to use knowledge and skills to make good decisions related to budgeting, borrowing and repayment strategies. Financial literacy resources can help build the financial capability needed to make smart choices about reaching graduation, learning to stay within a budget, and promoting lifelong financial health.
It’s not too late to become financially fit! Throughout my next blog posts, I will cover topics explaining the different financial literacy resources available to current students, future Pointers and parents of UW-Stevens Point students.
In the meantime, students on campus can stop by our office, located in room 106 of the Student Services Center. Our hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We’re here to help. Find us on Twitter @uwspfinaid, too or visit our website for contact information.
As a first-year student, I know what it’s like to feel a bit lost sometimes. Thankfully, here at UW-Stevens Point, we are determined to help point students and their families to the right resources. I want to ensure first-year and all students have a place to go for information and a peer to help them with financial aid-related questions.
Follow blog.uwsp.edu and watch for my next post covering the Free Application for Federal Student Aid!