April is Financial Literacy Month

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Happy Financial Literacy Month! Throughout the month of April, UW-Stevens Point’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be hosting events and covering topics regarding financial literacy.

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.

Throughout the month, you can find our staff handing out resources and answering questions regarding financial literacy topics. Stop by to learn something new or have your question(s) answered.

 

April 5: Loans and Federal Student Aid (Dreyfus University Center Concourse 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Come learn about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), how to borrow smart when it comes to loans, navigating the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and how to calculate your funding gap. This day will cover anything related to federal student aid.

April 12: Budgeting and Scholarships (Dreyfus University Center Concourse 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Stop by to learn how to create a budget that best fits your lifestyle. We’ll have information covering everything you need to know about scholarships for new and transfer students and continuing students. If you’re looking for tips on how to write your scholarship application essay, our staff can help you edit and plan.

April 19: Financial Literacy Resources (Dreyfus University Center Concourse 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

On this day, we’ll be covering an online, interactive learning program called GradReady. This free program will be highlighted, along with a combination of other resources our office can guide you to. In case you missed the previous days, you can stop by to pick up those handouts, too.

 

If you are unable to stop by our table on any of these days, please do not hesitate to send our office an email or visit us to receive information on these resources. If you have any questions about Financial Literacy Month, contact us. We’re happy to help students and Pointer parents!

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