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Attend Danes, Dollars and $ense Workshop, Earn Chance to Win Tuition-Free Semester 

The workshops begin today. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 4, 2016) – Establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits are critical skills for adults. College is an important time to lay a solid foundation for your financial future, as you chart the path to your career. Recent studies indicate that 84 percent of college-aged students desire some type of personal financial management education.

If you haven’t done so already, April is Financial Literacy Month and a great time to get started. And the Office of Student Financial Services, Division of Enrollment Management, wants to help.

On Monday, April 4, they will host the first of several workshops on managing money. While the target audience is students, the workshops are open to faculty and staff who wish to hone their financial skills as well.

Students who attend will also be entered into a lottery where the top prize is one tuition-free semester at the in-state undergraduate rate. Buddy up to earn an extra lottery ticket; bring 15 friends and you will earn 16 free lottery tickets for tuition. Other prizes include UAS gift cards.

Kevin Brown, ’16, an accounting major from Elmont, N.Y., who plans to attend said, “I feel like it is beneficial when students are educated with a financial program because it’s not just something that they will need to know in school with financial aid, but when they leave college they will be paying bills, getting a mortgage and managing their own budget.”

Crystal Griffith, a graduate student in social welfare from Brooklyn, N.Y., also looks forward to participating. “Going into the ‘real world,’ making financial decisions will be a part of my daily routine. I want to be fully prepared to responsibly handle my finances on my own and live comfortably. I think these workshops will ensure I am capable of this.”

A series of one-hour workshops will be held each semester, with Spring 2016 sessions on the following days in April:

Budgeting, Spending & Saving

  • Monday, 4/4, at 3 p.m. in LC-7
  • Tuesday, 4/19, at 1:15 p.m. in LC-25

Financial Aid & Lending

  • Tuesday, 4/5, at 1:15 p.m. in LC-25
  • Monday, 4/11, at 3 p.m. in LC-7

Credit & Identity Theft

  • Tuesday, 4/12, at 1:15 p.m. in LC-25
  • Monday, 4/18, at 3 p.m. in LC-7

“The SFS Financial Literacy Team is working diligently to enhance and promote the program to make it among the most impactful and robust in the SUNY System, if not nationally,” said Assistant Director of Student Accounts Sheryl DeCrosta. The entire University community is encouraged to attend. To request a session or for more information, contact Patrick Traub at ptraub@albany.edu.

 

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