Scholarships

What is Financial Literacy?

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being. Our goal is to help equip students with knowledge and skills to make better decisions about their financial resources. This includes personal finances, investing, budgeting, paying for college, how to protect yourself from identity theft, understanding your financial aid and the FAFSA, preparing for life after college with career and professional development.

We will be providing these free events throughout the fall semester:

October

Webinar|Understanding the FAFSA - October 7 and 23

FAFSA Workshops| A hands-on workshop to review and start the 2018-2019 FAFSA

  • October 12 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Davis 101
  • October 25 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., LBC 317

FAFSA Presentation| The Basics of Financial Aid & The FAFSA

  • October 23, 11-12pm Rinker Welcome Center

November

Financial Literacy Week is November 13-17th, this will be an exciting week full of resources, fun and food! For each event attended you will be entered to win a prize. See events below:

FAFSA Presentation| The Basics of Financial Aid & The FAFSA

  • November 8 11:00 a.m. - noon, Room TBD

Meet and Greet - November 13, 12-2pm at the Rinker Welcome Center 2nd Floor

  • Meet the staff of the Office of Student Financial Planning pick up some valuable resources and decorate a cupcake.

FAFSA Workshop| | A hands-on workshop to review and start the 2018-2019 FAFSA

  •  November 13 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Room TBD  Snacks provided and enter the gift card drawing!

Financial Checkup 101 & Budgeting and Saving $ - November 14, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room

  • Fifth-Third Bank will lead this workshop and provide an informative overview of the various financial options/decisions students face throughout life. Saving, budgeting, identity protection, credit, homeownership, investing options, and saving for college will all be covered. Snacks provided and the first 100 students receive a free gift!

Getting Fiscally Fit - November 15, 11:00 a.m. - noon at the Rinker Welcome Center Lynn Presentation Room

  • Join the staff of the Office of Student Financial Planning for this workshop as we provide a clear explanation about the importance of Financial Literacy and give an overview of the SALTmoney.org website which is a free financial literacy program offered to Stetson students. This website provides an easy online platform and one on one counseling to help the student plan for, pay for, and repay the cost of the degree. It offers personalized student loan help to make borrowing and repayment decisions that fit their lifestyle and money management advice with straightforward budgeting tools that build financial skills. First 100 students receive a gift from our office and everyone gets a healthy snack!

Credit and Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft - November 16, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room

  • Gain valuable information as Fifth-Third Bank explains how credit can be your friend or enemy. Discover what “Credit” is, why it is important, how to clean up bad credit as well as how to establish good credit and guard against going into debt in the future. You will also find out about the very real threat of identity theft and how to protect yourself against it. Have a snack and the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a bookstore gift card.

Internships 101 - November 17, 11:00 a.m. - noon at the Rinker Welcome Center Lynn Presentation Room

  • Amy Barber, Assistant Director of Internships will be covering how Stetson defines an internship, how to connect the experience to your majors and minors and the best ways to find the "Perfect Internship." Enjoy a cookie of your choice and be entered into the gift card drawing.

December

Shopping  Smart - More details to come!

For more information contact our office at 386-822-7120 or finaid@stetson.edu.

Resources

SALT This program is a free online financial literacy program that will help you achieve your financial goals.