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Emory offers money management tips for National Financial Literacy Month

Emory Report | April 6, 2015

Get a grip on student loans, learn your money personality and be aware of credit scoring with campus workshops during National Financial Literacy Month.

Emory’s Office of Financial Aid is sponsoring student loan repayment sessions with information about income-based repayment, public service loan forgiveness and other types of repayment options. Lunch or dinner will be served at all afternoon and evening sessions.

Seminars will be held:

  • April 7, Candler School of Theology, noon-12:45 p.m., 322 Rita Anne Rollins Building
  • April 7, Candler School of Theology, 5:45 p.m-6:30 p.m., 401 Rita Anne Rollins Building
  • April 8, Laney Graduate School, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., 316 chemistry building
  • April 9, Rollins School of Public Health, noon-1 p.m., Rita Anne Rollins Room in Claudia Nance Rollins Building
  • April 10, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 9-10 a.m., Room 203
  • April 15, Emory Law, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Room 1D

Later in April, several organizations will offer personal financial workshops, all with refreshments and prize giveaways.

“Credit Awareness” will be Tuesday, April 14, in the Black Student Union at Dobbs University Center. Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the session will provide information on understanding credit and the fine print on credit card statements.

“What’s Your Score?” is Thursday, April 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Harland Cinema of the Dobbs University Center. Experian Credit Reporting Agency and Emory Alliance Credit Union reveal how credit scores are calculated, how to improve them and credit risk levels.

“What’s Your Money Personality?” is Tuesday, April 28, from noon-1 p.m. in the Social Justice Programming Room of the Dobbs University Center. The Georgia Consortium for Financial Literacy will show attendees how their response to money is largely dictated by personality. Understanding money personality helps shape approaches to spending, saving and investing.

For more information, visit the student aid office. The office is located at 300 B. Jones Center.  Also visit the Emory Peer Financial Counseling Facebook site for information and to participate in a trivia contest for prizes.