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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

The Office of the Dean of Students sponsors and coordinates the UNC Financial Literacy Consortium. This partnership between the UNC Financial Literacy Initiative, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Franklin Street Partners, and the Davis Library aims to help students develop knowledge and practices for a financially successful future. Workshops on a variety of financial wellness topics will be available throughout the semester for students to learn more. Refreshments and/or a meal is served during each workshop.

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Request A Workshop  Faculty and student leaders can request a presentation for their class or student group and presenters will provide information on the topic of your choice.


Upcoming Workshops and Registration

Ballin’ on a Budget    

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Eringhaus Residence Hall

No money, no problems! Start your semester off right by creating a budget and learning how to stick to it. 


Negotiating to the Max

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the FPG Student Union Room 3407

Learn strategies for negotiating a job offer or advancement opportunity.


Ballin’ on a Budget  2.0: Ways to Save  

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the Graham Residence Hall- Aycock Lounge

This workshop is designed to share shopping tips and apps to help you make your money stretch and protect your budget. 


Investments and Retirement

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM in the FPG Student Union Room 3407

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Graduate Student Center

This interactive workshop is great for those interested in building their knowledge of investments and setting themselves up for success after retirement. 


Finding Funding for Graduate School 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the FPG Student Union Rm 3406AB

This workshop will help you prepare for seeking out funding for graduate studies. Learn about different types of funding opportunities and how to utilize funding databases to search for funding sources.


Swiper, No Swiping: Debunking Credit Myths

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Hinton James Residence Hall

Myth or Fact? Checking my credit report will lower my credit score. The more money I make the higher my credit score will be. Bad credit stays with you forever. If I never get a credit card my credit score will always stay high. Do know you know which of these are myths vs facts? Learn the answers, and so much more, during this fun and interactive workshop! 


Path to Wealth

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the FPG Student Union Rm 3406AB

Now that you’ve got the basics of budgeting, credit, & savings down, it’s time to think more in depth about your path to wealth. This workshop will provide healthy financial habits to build your path to wealth


Preparing for Homeownership

​Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM in the Graduate Student Center

Prepare for homeownership early by learning the basics of what it takes to be a homeowner, how to be financially prepared, and more.


    For more information about the financial literacy consortium, event, workshops, or general information please contact Dawna Jones, Student Assistance Coordinator, at


    VC 55+ VITA Free Income Tax Assistance

    VITA is an Orange County Volunteer Connect 55+ (VC 55+) volunteer program that provides FREE federal and state income tax preparation to eligible individuals with low-to-middle income, regardless of age or county of residence.

    For more information, visit the Orange County Tax Assistance website