The Office of Student Financial Aid and the Campus Activities Board are sponsoring the first Financial Literacy Quiz Bowl. Questions will focus on topics such as budgeting, credit, credit cards, saving, financial aid, identity theft, insurance and taxes. Teams of two to five students can register for a chance to win a $400 scholarship. The first 32 teams to submit their team name, team members and contact information to Liz Hoium at firstname.lastname@example.org will be eligible to compete. Students who are not competing are encouraged to stop by, cheer for your favorite team and learn more about financial literacy. All team members must be UNI students and not currently employed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Have you ever considered what a dollar means to you? How and why do consumers purchase (or don’t purchase) certain products and services? What psychological processes are involved in purchases? Brenda Bass will discuss the psychology of consumer behavior and money. Bring your lunch and join the Office of Student Financial Aid in learning about your financial future. The workshop will conclude with a drawing for food and t-shirt prizes!
Budgeting for on- or off-campus living can be very different. Learn about the benefits of living on-campus and how to budget for those “extra” expenses that will accrue when living off-campus. Topics include paying rent, grocery shopping and much more. Bring your lunch and join the Office of Student Financial Aid in learning about your financial future. The workshop will conclude with a drawing for food and t-shirt prizes.
Ever wonder how to begin preparing for major life purchases as a college student? Michael Finley will discuss the ins and outs of purchasing a car and other big ticket items and how to begin preparing now.
This session will provide tips and tricks to help students save money on utilities before and after signing a lease. Participants will learn about heating sources, windows and other often unnoticed factors that separate good apartments from money pits.
Financially, accepting your first job can be a confusing process. Private vs. public employers, benefits and salary negotiation are all factors in finding that perfect first job. Staff members from Human Resource Services will discuss what to watch for and be aware of when accepting a full-time position.
Don’t wait until you’ve graduated to learn about your student loans. Take control now by learning about your student loans and the options that you’ll have to repay them in the future. This session will provide each student with an individual loan overview as well as information about student loans and the repayment process. Regardless of how much or how long you’ve borrowed, this session is for you.
Join staff from the Office of Student Financial Aid to explore your personalized loan questions. Whether you're a freshman or an upcoming graduate, this session will assist in understanding your borrowing history and options for repayment.
FREE scholarship help sessions for the undergraduate UNIversity Scholarship Application. Stop in for helpful tips and guidance on completing your application for 2013-14 scholarships!