Financial Literacy

SSS is dedicated to providing services aimed at improving the financial and economic literacy of students, including:

  1. Applying for FAFSA and other financial aid applications;
  2. Interpreting and understanding the Financial Aid Award Letter and Term Bill;
  3. Basic personal income, household money management, and financial planning skills; and
  4. Basic economic decision-making skills.

What is Financial Literacy?

Financial literacy refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances. Education on the management of personal finances is an essential part of planning and paying for postsecondary education; it empowers students to make decisions that will positively benefit their everyday life and enable them to reach their financial goals. Everyone needs to understand the options with respect to the vast array of financial products, services, and providers to make sound financial decisions.

Students will receive one-on-one financial aid and financial literacy assistance as well as group educational workshops on financial topics. Additionally, students with both financial and academic risks for dropping out are eligible to receive SSS grant aid monies.


Workshops & Events

Visit our listing of workshops for registration or contact a Success Coach at russs@echo.rutgers.edu.