Common Cent$
Arcadia's Financial Literacy Program

Turning Financial Stress Into Success

CommonCentsLogoAt 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
  • Budgeting
    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., Grey Towers Castle, Rose Room

  • Dealing With Debt/Pay What You Owe on Your Student Loans

  Monday, February 24, 4-5 p.m., Grey Towers Castle, Rose Room

  • Budgeting For Life After College & Life On The Job

Wednesday, March 26, 5-6 p.m., Grey Towers Castle, Rose Room

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.

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CashCourse provides a diverse range of online resources that include. 

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