First Year Experience Program holds Financial Literacy Workshop

First Year Experience Program holds Financial Literacy Workshop

As a celebration of April as the Financial Literacy Month, the Office of First Year Experience hosted a Financial Literacy Workshop April 8, 2013, in the J. D. Boyd Library Auditorium. Mr. Jamie Smith, assistant director of Compliance in the Financial Aid Office, was the presenter for the workshop.

Mr. Smith stated, “Financial literacy is important because it ensures that every student is able to understand the principles of budgeting and managing their finances.”  

“In order for you to be financially literate, you need to know how to deal with credit and take advantage of credit card benefits. You should be aware of the process of saving money, and you must know how to budget your finances. You need to have a plan for spending your money”, explained Dr. Patricia White, director of the First Year Experience Program.  

In an interview held after the workshop, Tony Jackson, a freshman from San Diego, California shared, “The workshop we gained some very important information, for example, I learned how to use financial aid and credit cards wisely.”

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Pictured: Mr. Smith addressing workshop participants.