The Financial Life Skills program is comprised of two one-credit classes offered to undergraduate students to provide the knowledge and tools needed to successfully manage personal finances during and after college. These are blended courses with multi-media lectures online and practical applications in class.
FLS utilizes peer educators along with consumer finance professionals to furnish students with a high-engagement experience. In the classroom students are assigned to small pods (5-7 students) headed up by a peer educator. An Instructor who guides the course content and discussions runs each class.
About the Courses:
Freshman and sophomores: Consumer Science 111 for Undergraduates (click for The Guide listing)
- Financial value and empowerment
- Your mind and money
- Budgets and savings
- Credit cards and loans
- Insurance basics
- Investment basics
Juniors and seniors: Consumer Science 321 for Life After Graduation (click for The Guide listing)
- Money, habits and attitudes
- Managing debt
- Your future paycheck and taxes
- Employer provided benefits
- Retirement and investing
- Housing and autos
- Major life event
FLS is taught by consumer finance professionals. Many are Certified Financial Planners (CFPs), financial advisors, academics and others who have a high degree of training working with individuals and families.
For more information, contact:
Linda Lepe,CFP®, Director, Financial Life Skills Program | firstname.lastname@example.org | 608.890.3025