Financial Literacy Consultations
We offer one-on-one consultations for undergraduate students that cover a variety of important personal financial information. Each session is designed to educate undergraduate students about the different financial concepts and provide them with the tools to incorporate good financial practices into daily life.
Consultation topics include:
- Money Management
- Building and Managing Credit
- Debt Management
- Study Abroad – Financing and Budgeting
To schedule an appointment, click on the ‘Make and Appointment’ link above.
Financial Literacy 101 Module
Financial Literacy 101 is an online module that any USC undergraduate student is able to take free of charge. This interactive course allows undergraduate students to learn more about financial concepts and challenges that are unique to college students.
Participants will complete a variety of personal finance activities including:
- Developing a financial plan
- Creating a monthly budget
- Taking a financial wellness self-assessment
- Taking identity theft and financial trouble screening exercises
Each undergraduate student who successfully completes the Financial Literacy 101 module will receive an assessment and verifiable completion certificate.
If you would like to take the Financial Literacy 101 Module, please request an access code by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you already have an access code for the Financial Literacy 101 Module, click on the ‘Take the Financial Literacy Module’ link above.
Financial Literacy Presentation and Workshop
Dollars and Sense Presentation
The Dollars and Sense presentation provides an introduction to basic financial concepts and practices. Basic money management topics including budgeting and understanding credit will be covered in the presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the material through hands-on activities and group discussion.
Financial Literacy Workshops
Workshops are available for academic classes, campus departments, as well as undergraduate student organizations on campus. These workshops can cover a variety of topics, including budgeting, credit/debt, and the importance of financial management plans. Please note that workshops are intended for audiences of 8 or more. If you anticipate your group will be fewer than 8 people, we encourage you to contact us to discuss other programming options
*Financial Literacy Program Workshops are limited to student organizations, departments, and other groups that are part of the University of South Carolina-Columbia system. The Financial Literacy Program’s mission is to first and foremost serve the undergraduate population at the University of South Carolina-Columbia, thus not all workshop requests can be accommodated.
To request a Financial Literacy Presentation or Workshop, click on the ‘Request a Presentation/Workshop’ link above. Below are a description of the workshops/presentations offered:
Budgeting/Money Management-The basics of budgeting as well as information needed to assess current spending, the development of different types of budgets, strategies for tracking expenses, and tips for long-term maintenance.
Financial Goal Setting- Creating SMART financial goals and the benefit of connecting your budget to your financial goals. This will include a step by step process for developing SMART financial goals.
What is Credit and How Can I Get Some?- An overview of the different types of credit, the basics of a credit score, and actions that can have a positive and negative impact when using credit effectively in money management.
5 Ways to Wreck Your Credit- Reviews 5 fairly common behaviors and how they can negatively impact your credit. This will include a review of strategies for ways to avoid falling into these credit traps as well as steps to take to resolve credit concerns.
Basics of Debt Management- The differences between secured and unsecured debt, the benefits/risks of maintaining different types of debt, and tools to evaluate varying levels of debt.
Study Abroad- An examination of study abroad from a financial perspective, including decisions for managing money while abroad, exchange rates, and saving to have money upon your return home.
Identity Theft – Signs and red flags that you could be a victim of identity theft and strategies for how to bounce back.
Loans and Scholarships- A basic overview of the different types of federal and private loans and scholarships as well as the pros and cons of different repayment options. *Done in conjunction with Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
|For more information, contact:
Student Success Center
803-777-1000 or email@example.com