Financial Literacy and Student Success
You can make affording your education easier with a little planning and education.
Financial literacy is the ability for students to use their knowledge and skills to make good decisions related to budgeting, borrowing, and repayment strategies. Financial awareness resources can also help you make smart choices about reaching graduation, learning to stay within a budget, and promoting lifelong financial health.
Dollars and $ense
Dollars and $ense is a financial literacy program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point under the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Services that strives to educate students with the information and resources to develop and/or build upon their knowledge of financial wellness. We provide programming on an array of financial awareness topics including information on scholarships, financial aid and affording college, credit, and budgeting.
Have you heard of GradReady?
UWSP has partnered with Ascendium Education Solutions™ to provide Attigo student success solutions through our on-line financial wellness resource, GradReady.
It's a free, interactive, online tool that offers video lessons, tools, and tips to help you succeed financially, academically, and personally. This resource can be used before you get to college, throughout your college career, or even after you graduated. It contains different learning methods to appeal to anyone's preferred way of learning. And, it is free to anyone who wants to create an account! Yes, you heard us right!
We hope you'll take advantage of the resources offered here to help you manage your money, build budgets, learn more about loans, and keep track of what you owe as well as other related student success topics! We have staff members who are eager to assist you with navigating these resources especially our free online financial literacy and student success tool, GradReady. Please take a moment to review these resources and contact us today if you have questions!
Did you know...
UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics offers a financial coaching program - by students, for students? Learn how to better manage your finances with their help. For more information, click here.
At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Podcast you can learn tips and strategies on how to make more informed financial decisions around managing money, saving and paying for higher education, and repaying student loan debt? Other handouts and information is available on the website.
- You can compare the cheapest phone plans for college students at
That on our staff, we have a student who writes blogs covering topics on financial literacy? Check them out here.
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That Federal Loans First can help you understand the difference between federal and private student loans?
That if you are not sure what your federal student loans are and how they work you can learn more at Borrow Smart?
- You can log in to StudentAid.gov/login to see more details about your financial aid in the "Aid Summary" section of your Dashboard? This easy to use feature provides a detailed view into aid you've received and displays:
- Federal grants received
- Student loan balance
- Progress toward loan payoff
- School enrollment history
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) qualifying payment count