FINANCIAL AID

Financial Literacy Program

Do you keep a personal budget? When was the last time you checked your FICO score? Let us get the essentials in order and help you answer these questions with ease.

Program Mission

The mission of the Financial Literacy Program is to expand students’ understanding of money management strategies that will empower them to make wise and informed financial decisions while achieving their educational goals at CSUN.

Financial Literacy Workshops

Financial literacy workshops and webinars have been created to reflect the most current and relevant information on money management for college students. The information will empower students to make wise financial decisions while studying at CSUN and establish the foundation for a successful financial future.

Workshops are offered in the fall and spring semesters and are presented in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Students are encouraged to ask questions and participate in learning activities.

Webinar Archives

Please visit our CSUN Financial Literacy YouTube Page to see our past webinars.

CashCourse

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Financial Literacy Resources

Financial Literacy Presentation Request

The Financial Literacy Program partners with University 100, CSUN Faculty, and Student Clubs/Orgs to offer presentations designed to empower students and assist them in making informed financial decisions. Below are some examples of financial literacy topics. As a service to our campus community, our Financial Literacy Program staff is available to come to your classes for a presentation.

Budgeting for College Students

Students will learn how to balance their income, financial aid resources and living expenses. They will develop a student budget by itemizing their expenses and resources, and create a flexible spending plan.

Credit Card Management

Students will learn how to understand the fine print on credit card applications, make the best decisions when shopping for a credit card and become responsible credit card users.

Credit Report and Scores

Students will learn the basics behind credit report scores. They'll also find out what impacts credit history and how to build, maintain, or repair credit.

Identity Theft

Students will learn how to protect themselves from identity theft and how to cope if they become a victim.

For additional information or presentation requests please contact:

Gregorio Alcantar
Financial Literacy Coordinator
email:

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