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Office of Student Financial Aid programs planned for Financial Literacy Month

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

April is Financial Literacy Month and the Office of Student Financial Aid has planned a series of programs for students, faculty and staff to elevate their understanding of financial aid, planning and security topics. 
The programming in April is part of a year-long communication plan on financial topics. "We have programs designed for several audiences -- students, staff and faculty," said Tim Bakula, Associate Director/Customer Service and Outreach for the Office of Financial Aid.  "This approach moves us closer to having knowledgeable staff members across campus who can help students plan and navigate their financial matters for a successful outcome."
A lunch series of programs includes tips for purchasing large items such as a car or home (April 6), evaluating job benefits and negotiating pay (April 12), understanding the psychology of money (April 13), and planning for the future (April 20).
Two programs will be presented on filing the FAFSA: April 14 and April 19.
Identity Theft Awareness Day, April 19, will include an information table at Maucker Union where documents can be shredded.
Faculty and staff can expand their financial literacy toolkit and learn how to help students help themselves with a program April 21, 11 a.m. at Maucker Union Oak Room.
For additional time, location and content information for these programs and to register, go to:
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/financial-literacy.shtml