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As money becomes a more critical issue for college students, more and more schools are establishing on-campus Student Money Management Centers. These centers typically provide information to new students at orientation as well as workshops, courses, handbooks, online materials and one-on-one counseling to students throughout their college experience. Here is a sampling of available services with links back to the shcools that offer them.


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Mission Statement

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,
Mocs Money Management Office

The following information is taked directly from the UTC MMMC Mission Statement page:

The mission of Financial Literacy Office is to support The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga goals and objectives by providing money management, budgeting facts and information to students that will empower them to meet their educational goals.

The department seeks to fulfill this mission through disseminating information and collaborating with other entities to accurately provide information related to financial literacy and debt practices that will assist students and increase awareness of current financial issues that may relate to their success in Higher Education and financial freedom during and after their collegiate career.

Copyright 2012 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. All rights reserved.

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Benefits

University of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Student Money Management Center

The following information is taked directly from the UNL SMMC Benefits for Students page:

Taking advantage of the UNL Student Money Management Center by participating in a one-on-one money management advising session, learning from the financial education resources on this website, or attending a skill-building workshop or event, will positively impact your current and future financial well-being.

Short Term Benefits

  • Knowledge
    Have a better understanding of how to manage your finances
  • Practical Skills
    Learn the skills to help you reduce debt and increase savings
  • Confidence
    Become confident that you can successfully manage your finances
  • Emotional Well-Being
    Reduce worry and stress about your financial situation

Long Term Benefits

  • Knowledge
    Understand your financial world and be able to make good financial choices
  • Practical Skills
    Know how to manage credit and debt successfully
  • Confidence
    Become confident in managing your finances by relying on your healthy financial behaviors
  • Financial & Emotional Well-Being
    Students are able to be financially successful throughout their lives by using their knowledge and skills to make responsible financial decisions

    © 2010 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Services

The University of Utah Personal Money Management Center

The following information is taked directly from the About Us page:

SERVICES WE OFFER
  • Confidential consultations with a trained professional and/or peer mentors, as appropriate.
  • Education regarding the tracking of and review of income, savings and expenses.
  • Education regarding the establishment of and the responsible management of credit.
  • Creation of a financial survival plan for college.
  • Education regarding how to understand credit reports and scores.
  • Creation of a personalized budget.
  • Planning for tuition and fee payments.
  • Creation of re-payment plans for student loans and other personal debt.
  • Cost benefit analysis regarding your degree program to determine if your future economic prospects justify the student debt you may be incurring...
  • Planning for varied financial objectives during and after college.
  • Evaluation of job offers and employer benefit packages.
  • Evaluation of your protection (insurance) strategies.
  • Planning for Combining or Separation of Family Finances
  • Workshops on all topics noted above for students and the community at large..

SERVICES WE DO NOT OFFER

  • Investment Advice
  • Creditor Negotiations
  • Selection of Financial Institutions
  • Selection of Financial, Insurance or Investment Products
  • Retirement Planning
  • Tax Preparation or Filing
  • Legal Advice
  • Estate Planning Services

©2012 The University of Utah

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Events

The University of Utah Personal Money Management Center

The following information is taked directly from the Home page:
  • Foundations in Personal Finance
    Empowering students to make sound financial decisions for life

    From the Dave Ramsey website:

    Are you looking for an entertaining, flexible and relevant program to teach college students about money? Look no further. Your students will love Foundations, and you'll love how easy it is to use!

    This five-chapter program covers:

    • Chapter 1: Savings
    • Chapter 2: Budgets
    • Chapter 3: Debt
    • Chapter 4: College Student Essentials
    • Chapter 5: Family, Friends and Philanthropy

    Materials provided include:

    • Three disc DVD library (6+ hours of video material)
    • Instructor resources on CD–Rom
    • Five chapter softcover working textbook (one required per student)
    • Foundations U online tools and resources

    © 2012 Lampo Licensing, LLC. All rights reserved.

  • New Year Resolution: Budeting
    Learn new techniques to improve your budget.

University of North Texas, Student Money Management Center

Upcoming Events

October

October 5, 1:00-2:00pm
Young, Fabulous, and Money Smart: Focus on Suze Orman, Wooten 114
The Student Money Management Center continues profiling financial authors by covering one of the most influential financial coaches, and the author of 9 New York Times Best Seller- Suze Orman! Coming from her bestseller-"The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke"-we explore what advice Suze has for college students and her practical approach to financial success. Though she won't be here in person, this is a great opportunity to get to know some great strategies and philosophies.

October 11, 1:00-2:00pm
Planning for the Holidays, Wooten 118
Are you prepared for the expenses you'll be facing over the holidays and winter break? Learn how to successfully budget for buying gifts and the general expenses you'll face while away from school and how to cope with the stress of readapting to "house rules" and family expectations.

October 12, 5:00-6:00pm
How To Avoid Student Loans = Student Moans, Language 210
This Fall semester about 73% of UNT students will be relying on student loans to pay their college and living costs. This workshop guides students through the maze of the loan industry from applications to repayment strategies. Learn the whole truth about student loans before it's too late!

October 13, 12:00-2:00pm
Money Minute Tabling
Look for the Student Money Management Center team on campus as we leave the office to reach out and interact with the students! Win giveaways and take home a great experience (and a few helpful tips) when you visit our table.

October 18, 12:00-1:00pm
Tackling Debt and Credit, Language 210
Don't let debt and credit have the victory over you. Score the extra point by learning how to maintain credit, increase your credit score, and tackle debt.

October 19, 5:00-6:00pm
Do You See Green In Your Future?, Language 210
Do you want to see Green in your future starting TODAY? Come and learn the ways to help ensure you have more Green than Red in your IMMEDIATE and LONG-TERM future.

October 25, 5:00-6:00pm
Down, Set, Graduate., Language 210
You've played the field, completed the course work and have made it to the goal line of your college career. Graduation is upon you and just like getting your diploma; it's all about getting the paper. Explore job offers, benefits, student loan repayment, and how to get to your next financial goal.

October 26, 2:00-7:00pm
Haunted House Meadows Health and Wellness Center
Join the Meadows Center, SMMC, Career Center and other departments for a spooktacular event. Revisit your favorite TV shows and relive the horror of 80's Fashion. Watch out for Cash Cab accidents and other spine tingling TV moments. Event is scare and go.

November

November 1, 12:00-2:00pm
Money Minute Tabling
Look for the Student Money Management Center team on campus as we leave the office to reach out and interact with the students! Win giveaways and take home a great experience (and a few helpful tips) when you visit our table.

November 1, 1:00-2:00pm
Taking On Student Loans Today Without Going Broke Tomorrow, Wooten 118
This academic year a majority of UNT students will be relying on student loans to pay basic college and living costs. This workshop guides students through the maze of the loan industry from applications to repayment strategies. Learn the whole truth before your student loans cause you student moans!

November 1, 5:00-6:00pm
The Total Money Makeover: Focus on Dave Ramsey, Wooten 118
In November, the Student Money Management Center continues to profile financial authors by covering the best-selling author and radio personality - Dave Ramsey. We will discuss his bestseller "The Total Money Makeover," explore many myths of money, and his bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters. Learn some sure-fire ways to start flexing your money muscles.

November 15, 1:00-2:00pm
Affording Next Semester Wooten 118
Running out of money before the semester runs out? You're not alone. This workshop will guide you through the maze of how to make sure your tuition and all your bills are paid. Discussion will include the importance of budgeting and steps to take to help you create a financial survival plan for your next semester.

November 17, 1:00-2:00pm & 5:00-6:00pm
Finding Your First Apartment, Wooten 217 & 215
Looking for an apartment is a big task...especially when it's your FIRST apartment. This workshop provides you with the essentials for finding the right apartment. Learn how to choose an apartment, your legal rights, and most importantly, how to budget for all you bills and expenses you'll face living off campus.

November 22, 5:00-6:00pm
Love & Money, Wooten 113
After the butterflies settle down the real work starts! This workshop will explore the financial pitfalls and challenges commonly associated with domestic partnerships. Topics include how to talk to your significant other about money, blending spending and saving personalities, planning for the future, and how to fight (clean) about money.

University of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Student Money Management Center

The following information is taked directly from the the UNL SMMC Upcoming Events page:

January

Special Workshop: Dave Ramsey Financial Boot Camp
During 5 1-hour sessions, gain an understanding of how to manage your financial life. Several sessions are available.

Workshop Series: International Students
Wednesday - Friday, January 4th to 6th, Various Times, Wells Fargo - City Union
Especially for International Students, learn the basics about money management.

Special Event: Refund Check Savings Campaign
January 9th to 20th
Pledge to be responsible with your refund check and receive a free combo meal to Runza. You must like our Facebook page in order to access the form.

Special Event: Money Zone - Break Your Bad Money Habits
Thursday & Friday, January 12th & 13th, 11am to 1pm, City Union - Across from Bakery
Learn ways to break your bad money habits and get a chance to win $40!
The UNL Health Center will also be on-hand to help you break your bad health habits!

Special Event: Money Zone - Relaxation
Thursday, January 19th, Part of Campus NightLife's Spring Awakening Event, City Union
Learn ways to de stress your financial life.

Special Event: Money Diet
Thursday & Friday, January 19th to 20th, Get Recd' - Campus Rec
Learn ways to become healthy, wealthy & wise! Also, earn a turn in the money machine for a chance to win $125!

Special Event: Financial Makeovers
Monday - Friday, January 23rd to 27th, 8:30am to 5pm, SMMC - Room 237 in the City Union
Come in any time for your 20-minute Mini Financial Boot Camp sessions and be entered into a drawing to win $100 to start your savings account!

Special Event: Money Zone - Organization & Money Personality
Tuesday - Thursday, January 31st to February 2nd, City Union - Across from Bakery
Learn ways to get your life organized, including your money!

University of University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Student Money Management Center

All workshops and DVDs are requested online. The following information is taked directly from the the UNL SMMC Workshops: Student Groups page:

Featured Workshops for Spring 2012

We offer UNL student organizations, Greek houses, and residence hall floors the opportunity to have Student Money Management Center representatives present financial education workshops at meetings or events OR have SMMC representatives help plan financial education events.

Happy Hour/Happy Wallet
Learn the basics of money management to keep your wallet "happy" and learn about cheap or free activities around Lincoln. Bonus: Complete a "Money Personality" quiz!
This workshop is a great option for freshmen and pledge classes.
Presented by SMMC Representatives
Length: 30 mins.

Real Life Financial Stories
Get tips for financial success by listening to the financial stories of UNL alums.
Presented by UNL Alums
Length: 30 mins.

Solve the Mystery of Credit
Learn how your credit score will affect your future and get tips for how to build a good credit score.
Collaboration with the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union
Length: 30 mins.

Operation Graduation
Learn about job search strategies, employee benefits, and the most common financial mistakes college grads make.
Collaboration with UNL Career Services
Length: 30 mins.

Get Organized!
Get your financial life organized by learning how to use the financial tools offered by your bank or credit union.
Collaboration with Wells Fargo
Length: 30 mins.

Featured Speaker: Investing
Learn the basics about investing from an investing professional. This speaker has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in Lincoln. He offers practical advice for new investors.
NOTE: This is not a sales pitch. This speaker is committed to financial education. This presentation has been approved by the UNL SMMC.
Collaboration with Lincoln Business Community
Length: 30 mins.

Featured Speaker: Real Estate
Learn about the home-buying process and flipping a house. This speaker has over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry in Lincoln. She offers practical advice for first-time homebuyers.
NOTE: This is not a sales pitch. This speaker is committed to financial education. This presentation has been approved by the UNL SMMC.
Collaboration with Lincoln Business Community
Length: 30 mins.

Featured Speaker: Stress Management
Learn about common stressors and how to use time management skills and other techniques to ease and cope with stress.
UNL Health Center
Length: 30 mins.

Create Your Own Workshop
Let us know what your group members want to learn about and we will create a workshop just for you!

Especially for Residence Halls

Interactive Event: Money Zones
Learn practical money management life skills through this interactive educational activity! SMMC representatives will bring an interactive display to your floor. Students will learn key money management tips while completing fun activities.
Length: Any

Financial Game Nights

Financial Quiz Show
This fun workshop combines a basic personal finance presentation with a fun game. As SMMC representatives progress through the workshop, participants are asked to test their financial knowledge through competing in teams to answer basic financial questions. Topics discussed include: Organizing Your Financial Life, Managing Credit & Debt, and Understanding Your Credit Score.
Level of Interaction with Students: High
Length: 1 hour

Financial Scavenger Hunt
During this fun interactive workshop, students learn key information about personal finance while completing a game. Topics include: Spending Plans, Financial Goals, Credit, Student Loans, and more! Great for freshmen!
Level of Interaction with Students: High
Length: 30 mins.

Financial Discussions

If your group members have specific financial questions, these workshops work well for Q & A.

Coffee Time Financial Discussions
Coffee Time workshops allow students the chance to get the answers to their financial questions an open and relaxed setting. Students learn more about the financial issues that are most relevant for them. The Student Money Management Center can bring refreshments.
Level of Interaction with Students: High
Length: 1 hour

Financial Boot Camp
During this interactive workshop, SMMC representatives lead participants through a comprehensive financial workbook. Participants gain an overall understanding of how to be financially successful. Topics discussed include: Financial Health Checkup, Finding Extra Income, Budget Basics, Saving, Establishing Credit, Insurance, Investing, and more. Workbook is provided.
Level of Interaction with Students: High
Length: 45 mins. to 1 hour

Other Available Workshops for Student Groups

Normally workshops are 20-30 minutes long, but can be customized to fit any time frame.

Signature Workshop: Happy Hour/Happy Wallet
Learn the basics of money management to keep your wallet "happy" and learn about cheap or free activities around Lincoln. Bonus: Complete a "Money Personality" quiz!

Signature Workshop: 101 Savings Ideas
Learn tips for how to save thousands of dollars each year! Also, recognize the financial mistakes many students make and tips for how they can prevent making these mistakes.
Bonus: Complete a "Money Personality" quiz!

Signature Workshop: Work Less/Save More
Learn the basics of personal financial management so you get your financial life on track.
Bonus: Get tips for how to find free money for college!

Signature Workshop: Solve the Mystery of Credit
Learn how your credit score will affect your future & get tips for how to build a good score.

Creating a Professional Image on a Budget
Get budget-friendly tips for how to create a professional image.

Eating Healthy on a Budget
Learn the basics of creating a spending plan and enjoy a live cooking demo.

Fundraising Ideas for Student Organizations
Get ideas for fun, money-making fundraisers!

Investing 101
Learn about the basics of investing your money.

Managing Student Loans
An in-depth look at students loans and repayment plans.

Money Management 101: Celebrity Financial Stories
Learn key information about personal finance through discussing financial mistakes made by well-known celebrities.

Moving Off Campus
Learn the steps you need to take before you choose your first apartment.

Passports & Wallets
You CAN study abroad. Start planning for how you will pay for your trip.

Spring Break Savings
Get great tips for how to plan a budget-friendly spring break trip.

Traveling on a Budget
Get great tips for how to plan a budget-friendly trip.

Wedding on a Budget
Get great tips for how to plan a budget-friendly wedding.

Create Your Own Workshop
Let us know what your group members want to learn about and we will create a workshop just for you!

Flicks & Finance

Borrow DVDs from the SMMC to show during your meetings or events.

Financial Documentary: I.O.U.S.A.
I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States.

Financial Documentary: Inside Job
The first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Features interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists.

Financial Documentary: Maxed Out
Maxed Out takes us on a journey deep inside the American debt-style, where everything seems okay as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time.

Suze Orman for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
Orman lays out powerful advice and smart money moves that can help young men and women at what is perhaps the most critical time of their financial lives.

Special Financial Education Events

Financial Education Events
You can bring your organization to one of our financial education events.

Develop Your Own Event
The SMMC can also work with your organization to develop a financial education event that fits the educational needs of your organization. Some example events include:

  • Local or National Financial Speakers
  • Panel Discussions with UNL Faculty & Community Members
  • Financial Movie Nights

© 2010 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Resources & Materials

University of North Texas, Student Money Management Office

Downloadable Material

Our online financial resources provide students with easy access to a wide array of money management tools and links to get you on the path to financial freedom. The downloadable materials will keep you on top of your financial situation with easy-to-follow worksheets and assessments.

Planning Materials

  • Budget Builder Worksheet (Excel)
  • Debt Management Worksheet (MS Word)
  • Financial Goals Worksheet (MS Word)
  • The Prioritizer Calculator
  • Mint - Budget Tool
Assessment Worksheets
  • Personal Financial Situation Assessment (MS Word)
  • Calculate New Worth Worksheet (MS Word)
  • Credit Under Control? (MS Word)
  • Debt Load Worksheet (MS Word)
  • Debt to Income Ratio Formula (MS Word)
Checklists
  • Moving Checklist (pdf)
  • Wedding Checklist (pdf)
  • Clutter Control Checklist (pdf)
  • Tax Preparation Checklist (pdf)
  • Dorm Room Checklist (pdf)
Money Guides
  • Academic Advisers Money Guide (pdf)
  • Global Learning Money Guide (pdf)
  • Prospective Students Money Guide (pdf)
  • Student Athletes Money Guide (pdf)

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Counseling & Advising

University of North Texas, Student Money Management Office

Personal Consultations

In the Green Personal Consultations
The Student Money Management Center is dedicated to providing students with the highest level of personalized services through individualized financial and credit counseling sessions. Students can gain greater insight and clarity in all aspects of their money management situations by scheduling a personal consultation with a staff or peer counselor. All information is held in strict confidence. Initial consultations are scheduled for 60-90 minutes to allow our counselors or mentors to gain a general assessment of the student's current financial situation and to focus on the most immediate areas of interest. This consultation will conclude with a workable, interactive action plan listing tasks for the student to complete in order to begin on a more active path to financial success. Students can choose to meet with our team of trained professionals or peer mentors.

Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to meet with one of our staff members, please click the following link.

Walk-In Hours
Have a quick question, but don’t have the time to schedule a personal consultation? Our walk-in hours may help. No appointments are needed. Walk-in hours are provided to students on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Mondays 11:00a-1:00p
Tuesdays 2:00p-4:00p
Wednesdays 11:00a-1:00p

Sam Houston State University, Student Money Management Center

Taken directly from the SHSU SMMC Peer Counseling page:

Services We Provide

The Kat2Kat Peer Counseling Program is a financial literacy resource that SHSU students can utilize to gain and maintain financial independence. The program offers confidential, individualized financial planning sessions with trained, peer financial counselors. The peer counselors are current SHSU upperclassmen who are qualified to assist fellow students with a wide variety of financial topics ranging from, but not limited to:
  • Budgeting
  • Good Credit vs. Bad Credit
  • Smart Shopping
  • Identity Theft
  • Saving Money
  • Financial Goals
  • Buying a Car
  • Managing Student Loans
  • Evaluating Employee Benefit Packages

© Copyright Sam Houston State University

Powercat Financial Counseling

A financial counseling service from Kansas State University.

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Loans

The University of North Texas, Student Money Management Center

Offers students small, short-term loans through four programs:

  • Memorial Loan
    • "A resource of last resort"
    • For unanticipated or emergency expenses threatening enrollment
    • One-time 1% interest rate
    • Repayment date specified in the note

  • Bailey Legacy Loan
    • Also, "a resource of last resort"
    • For unanticipated, university-affiliated expenses threatening enrollment
    • Maximum loan is $1,000
    • $45 processing free applied to the loan
    • Student may only apply for one Bailey loan per academic year
    • These loans are only offered during the fall and spring semesters
    • Repayment date specified in the note

  • Green Loan
    • Needs-based
    • $50 loan
    • For unanticipated expenses
    • $3 processing fee added to the loan
    • Repayment is 10 days from disbursement day

  • Boots-to-Books Loan
    • For veterans, while their aid and benefits are being processed
    • Needs-based
    • A line-of-credit with the University Bookstore
    • A 1% one-time processing fee
    • Repayment date specified in the note

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Research

College-Based Personal Finance Education: Student Interest in Three Delivery Methods

By Joseph Goetz, Brenda J. Cude, Robert B. Nielsen, Swarn Chatterjee, and Yoko Mimura

Taken directly from the initial description of the study:

Using online survey responses from 509 undergraduate students, three financial education methods (on-campus financial counseling center, online financial management resources, and in-person educational workshops) were examined. Using a social constructionist framework, the analysis controlled for various demographic and financial factors. The results of three logistic regressions indicated that having taken a personal finance course was positively associated with interest in all three delivery methods. Having higher debt, being African American, and believing that finances will affect college completion were positively associated with at least one but not all three delivery methods. Recommendations for implementing financial education programming for college students are provided.

© 2011 Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.

A College Financial Management Center: What Do Students Think?

Module by: Kristy Vienne, John R. Slate. E-mail the authors

Summary: With the increasing cost of a college education on the rise, college administrators need to address the long term financial, psychological, and academic risks associated with the increased responsibility of personal debt. In this qualitative study, college students’ perspectives regarding the need for a personal financial management center at a regional public institution of higher education in the Southwest were obtained. Themes that emerged from participants’ responses were: (a) the need and desire to understand personal budgeting, (b) learning about personal financial management to obtain a sense of independence, and (c) developing personal responsibility as it relates to controlling need versus want purchasing habits. Implications of our findings are discussed.

This module has been peer-reviewed, accepted, and sanctioned by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) as a significant contribution to the scholarship and practice of education administration.

RESEARCH REPORT - THE REALITY EDUCATION AND ASSETS PARTNERSHIP: Making the Case for Student Financial Management Programs at Minority Serving Institutions

By The Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The study has three goals:

  1. Student Impact. To determine if a programmatic mix of education, counseling, and support can have a significant impact on the financial management capabilities of students as well as the dropout rate caused by financial factors.

  2. Campus Sustainability. To discern how these new programs can be sustained in different institutional settings.

  3. Systems Change. To inform and influence the leadership at the UNC system level, already concerned about disparate graduation rates between predominantly white and minority campuses but not attuned to the key roles that credit, financial literacy, and intergenerational debt play.

College students and personal finance: Exploring the relationships among financial well-being, money management practices, and engagement in personal finance education

A Doctoral Dissertation by Arman Davtyan

Despite ample evidence of the relative financial illiteracy of students in college, personal finance education remains inconsistent across postsecondary institutions in the United States. Moreover, existing programs and services related to personal finance education have had modest success in attracting student interest and participation. To illuminate possible reasons for the low levels of student involvement in such educational opportunities, this study sought to examine the perceptions of college students toward their own financial well-being, and the degree to which these perceptions predict their money management behaviors and their likelihood to engage in personal finance education. An additional aim of this investigation was to glean the specific needs and preferences students have with regard to personal finance education. Based on survey responses collected from a sample of undergraduate on-campus residents at University of California, Los Angeles, perceptions of financial well-being were found to correlate positively with fiscally prudent behaviors. When controlling for other factors, greater fiscal prudence was also observed among males, students who had taken a personal finance-related course in high school, and those who were responsible for covering a higher proportion of their day-to-day expenses. Meanwhile, lower levels of financial well-being predicted greater engagement in personal finance education. This negative relationship was significantly stronger for South Asian and Underrepresented Asian students in the research sample. Having taken a personal finance course in high school, being a college loan recipient, and greater financial responsibility were additionally associated with engagement in personal finance education.

Findings related to students' needs and preferences for learning about personal finance suggest that students would be most likely to participate in campus-based and individually-oriented programs and services. With regard to their topical preferences, most students wish to learn about investments, credit card policies/charges, and personal credit. While behavior-oriented topics, such as managing debt, controlling impulsive purchases, and cutting expenses did not elicit as much interest, they were selected by significantly more racially underrepresented students, females, and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. These patterns have various implications for practice, which are discussed in the final chapter.

12 Tips for Implementing a Financial Literacy Program

By Meaghan Hardy and Marsia Hill-Kreaime of Boston College and Gretchen Bonfardine of American Student Assistance

Tools and tips for implementing a successful financial literacy program on campus.

Financial Literacy Education for Graduate Students: How to implement a comprehensive program on your campus

By Kimberly A. Brown, M.Ed, Midwestern University

PowerPoint presentation covering the evaluation, implementation and execution of a program for graduate-level medical students at Midwestern based on the USA Funds® Life Skills® curriculum.

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More Programs

At this time, Kids' Money has only been able to locate Student Money (or Financial) Management Centers at a handful of universities. In addition to the schools referred above, the following universities also have financial literacy programs:

Red to Black®, Texas Tech University

$uccessful Start, Boston College

Financial Counseling Clinic, Iowa State University

Get $mart™, Suffolk University Law School

If your college or university has a Student Money (or Financial) Management or financial literacy program not mentioned here, please let us know so we can include it. Thank you.

USA Funds Life Skills

A number of schools are using the USA Funds® Life Skills® program as a basis for their student financial literacy initiatives.

Taken directly from the USA Funds® website:

USA Funds® Life Skills® gives you the tools to teach your students how to manage their finances and time, while they pursue their degrees and after graduation.

The program spells out basic strategies for managing finances wisely and for completing degree work in a timely manner. Topics covered include:

  • Financial aid and paying for college.
  • Time management.
  • Credit management.
  • Preparing for life after college.
  • Personal finance for graduate and professional students, married students and medical students.

What Does It Do For Me?

  • Teaches your students money- and time-management skills.
  • Allows you to tailor the content to instructor and student needs and schedules.
  • Offers you materials that are easy to use.
  • Supports your work to be a good steward of your institution’s education loan default rates.
  • Supports student retention initiatives.

©2000-2012 United Student Aid Funds, Inc.

Case studies of the USA Funds® Life Skills® program are provided for the following Colleges & Universities:

Maui College

Midwestern University

Morgan State University

Syracuse University

University of Hawaii-Manoa

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