Arcadia's Financial Literacy Program
Turning Financial Stress Into Success
At Arcadia University, we recognize that, sometimes, being book-smart isn't enough. We know that being "financially literate" is a key component of our students' future success. We strive to provide our students with the tools to understand basic financial concepts, money management strategies and best practices in such a way that they are empowered to make sound financial decisions which contribute to both their short-term and long-term personal financial health. That's the goal of our Common Cent$ Financial Literacy Program! Common Cent$ offers students a series of workshops and seminars throughout the year on topics listed below. Additionally, those attending will automatically be entered into a drawing, winnter to be picked at the close of the workshop, for a $100 gift card!! (gift card choices vary depending on workshop date, but include Amazon, Target and Wawa, to name a few):
Fall 2013 Workshop Series:
- Money Potholes: 10 Things to Avoid!
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 4-5 p.m., Commons Meeting Room 2
Thursday, Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m., Commons Meeting Room 2
- Protecting Your Credit/Credit Cards
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1-2 p.m., Dining Complex Room 107
- Preventing Identity Theft
Monday, Dec. 2, 5:30-6:30., Brubaker 102
Spring 2014 Workshop Series:
- Investing in Yourself: What CashCourse Can Do For You
Tuesday, January 28, 1-2 p.m., Dining Complex Amphitheatre (Room 107)
- Dealing With Debt/Pay What You Owe on Your Student Loans
Monday, February 24, 4-5 p.m., Dining Complex Amphitheatre (Room 107)
- Budgeting For Life After College & Life On The Job
Wednesday, March 26, 5-6 p.m., Dining Complex Amphitheatre (Room 107)
We've also partnered with NEFE (The National Endowment for Financial Education), an independent, nonprofit foundation committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals, to provide our students with access to Cash Course.
CashCourse provides a diverse range of online resources that include.