Financial Literacy


Financial literacy

Financial Wellness Program

UCR's Financial Wellness Program has the workshops, tools and resources that can help you make smart choices for managing your money now and planning for the future.

Attend One of Our Workshops

Individual students, student organizations and campus departments are welcome to attend one of our Financial Wellness Workshops.

To sign up for or to schedule a workshop, complete this workshop request form or e-mail financialwellness@ucr.edu. There is no attendee minimum for these workshops.

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Financial Fitness Class

Workshop date TBD.

Attend a 50 minute no-gym workout! During the warm up, you’ll learn the importance of financial wellness.  The first exercise will teach you the basic components of creating a budget and you will be able to participate in a high intensity interval training (HIIT) to find your money personality.  The workout of the day (WOD) will also guide you in exercises that will improve your form on banking and credit.  Lastly, the session will end with some important information about financial aid.

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Financial Aid 101: NAVIGATING THE DETAILS

Workshop will be held on: 10/3/17. Click here to register!

This presentation is designed to help incoming students understand their award letter, accept their aid and complete all requirements for the funding to disburse. This workshop will include a breakdown of the R’Web Financial Aid section, including a review of the cost of attending and revisions students can request throughout the academic year. In addition, the workshop will answer some FAQs and provide resources. Lastly, this workshop includes a brief overview of Finish in Four and SAP standards.

 

Use These Online Tools and Resources:

Budgeting

Learn how to make a budget and stick to it.

Credit 

Learn about credit basics, including the different types of credit, how to read your credit report and what a credit score is.

Resources

Learn about on- and off-campus resources that can assist you on your path to financial wellness.

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Build Your Financial Wellness

UCR has the tools and resources to put you on the right track for financial fitness at college and beyond! This one-hour Financial Wellness online training program will teach you about:

  • Smart spending habits
  • Saving and investing
  • Setting financial goals
  • Paying for college
  • Understanding credit and loans

E-mail financialwellness@ucr.edu for registration details. 

 
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Financial Aid 101: TRANSFER EDITION

Workshop will be held on: 10/4/17. Click here to register! 

This presentation covers the same information as Financial Aid 101-- with a focus on transfer student needs.  The presentation will cover the type of aid available to a student, explaining the differences in aid from a student's previous institution.  It will also cover the steps to take in order to finalize aid and start the academic year on a positive note, with other financial aid and financial wellness resources.

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Financial Aid 102: UNDERSTANDING THE BEAR NECESSITIE$

Workshops will be held on: 10/12/17, 11/6/17, 12/4/17. Click here to register!

This workshop covers financial wellness and the key concepts of budgeting. Students will be able to better understand their relationship with money through an interactive activity. They will learn about their specific money personalities and identify ways to balance their behavior. The workshop will end with financial aid reminders such as satisfactory academic progress and FAFSA renewal.

 

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Financial Aid 103: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CREDIT

Presented monthly from January through March for all students.

This workshop is geared to helping students understand credit, credit scores and credit reports. Students will be able to understand how credit is determined and how their spending habits impact their credit score. Students will also learn how to decipher credit card applications by participating in a “reading the fine print” activity. The workshop will also provide tips on how to use credit cards wisely. Finally, the workshop will conclude with an overview of Finish in Four, SAP standards and the financial aid renewal process.

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Financial Aid 104: LOAN REPAYMENT AND POST-GRAD GOALS

Presented monthly from April through July for all students.

This workshop will focus on teaching students about the federal student loan repayment process. The workshop will discuss the different repayment plans, consolidation and loan forgiveness programs provided by the federal government. In addition, the workshop will discuss post-graduation life events including entering the workforce with a salary/benefits discussion, buying a car and the costs of graduate school.

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