Living Financially Healthy


The Financial Literacy Program will be hosting a table on making healthy financial choices at the Living Pono: A Healthier Campus Initiative fair! Happening on Wednesday January 11, 2017 10:30am-1:30pm in the Campus Center Courtyard.

Check us out, learn, and begin how to make healthy financial choices!

Here are some free resources available to download:

Financially Fit Handout

Making the Commitment to Save

Create: Your Savings Goals

How to Get out of Debt

Financing your Graduate Education Handouts 2016

Are you considering attending graduate school in the future? A graduate degree is a great investment in your future and can lead to higher lifetime earnings than someone without a graduate degree. Use these handouts to help you better plan for grad school:


Timeline to apply


Online Resources/Fee assistance & Waivers


Loan Comparison & Repayment Chart


Cost of Attendance/Budget Sheet


Financing Your Undergraduate Education!

UG Financing Education 2016



Have you ever felt anxious or overwhelmed when thinking about how to pay for your education? Or even your living expenses while you are in school?

Don’t panic, we are here to help you.

Join the UH Manoa Financial Literacy Program Peer Educators as they share information with students about the various ways that one can finance their education. We will help you to develop a plan to:

-Estimate the cost of your education
-Create a budget
-Utilize funding options available including gift aid and self-help aid

We are offering several session to fit with your schedule. Please sign-up for one of them below.

Seats are limited, so click here to RSVP!


UH Saves Day 2016

UH Saves Day Flyer 2016 with Prizes

Come join the UH Manoa Financial Literacy Program and our great exhibitors to start saving, paying down debt, building wealth and improving your overall financial wellness at UH Saves Day 2016!!! Get help with your FAFSA, locating scholarships and even free tax preparation assistance too.


Lots of giveaways, fun, informational and interactive activities, an America Saves photo booth and a live game show competition that will be test the financial knowledge of four student teams competing for a $1,000 scholarship.


Don’t forget to participate in the scavenger hunt for your chance to win an iPad mini or other great prizes!


UH Saves Day 2016

10:30am – 1:30pm

Campus Center


This year’s exhibitors are Bank of Hawaii, Better Business Bureau, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Consumer Education and the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of the Securities Commissioner, Investor Education Program, Financial Planning Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Credit Union League, Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, Hawaii State Public Library System, Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, Hawaiian Community Assets, Taxpayer Advocate Service, Territorial Savings Bank, UHM Financial Aid Services, UHM Student Parents at Manoa and University of Hawaii Federal Credit Union

VITA Tax Volunteers Needed

Aloha Potential Tax Volunteers,

We will be offering free of charge tax preparation services to our UH Manoa students and general community from February 9, 2016 though April 8, 2016. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays will be by appointment only 10am – 4pm. Walk ins as well as appointments will be accepted on Wednesdays 10am – 8pm and Saturdays from 9am -1pm.

In order to volunteer you must pass a few online multiple choice certification tests. Training is mostly self-study using the modules at IRS VITA/TCE Central. Supplementary training will be offered on Saturday, January 23rd and 30th from 9am – 3pm. A limited number of training kits are available in our office (QLC 209). You should complete the paper test (in training kit) first before attempting the online certification test as you only have two attempts to pass with a score of 80% or higher. When you have passed the certification tests you should print and sign your Volunteer Agreement form to submit to the site coordinator at your volunteer site.
Hours spend training and volunteering may be counted towards the Manoa Service Award as well as active status credit for certain RIO’s.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stacy Miyashiro or stop by QLC 209.
VITA Volunteers Flyer


Taking Credit For Your Future Presentation

Calling all undergraduates! Join the Financial Literacy Program Peer Educators for a informal talk-story session all about how to build (or rebuild) credit and choosing the best form(s) of credit for yourself.

This event has passed, please check back to see when our next presentation will be held.

Credit Flyer 11.03.2015

Identity Theft presentation

Did you know that college aged students are the largest growing demographic of  identity theft? Once a person obtains your personal identifying information they can easily begin to steal your identity. Identity thieves do not only steal your identity for financial purposes but for academic, career and healthcare purposes to list a few.

Make sure that you don’t become the  next victim of identity theft. If you are a college student, attend the Identity Theft: Don’t Be Next presentation, given by the Financial Literacy Peer Educators:

Thursday, October 15, 2015
4:00pm – 6:30pm
QLC 412

Reserve your seat here.


Identity Theft Don't Be Next - FLP Web


Free Financial Check-up

The best way to establish or maintain your financial fitness is to start with a financial check-up. A financial check-up basically tells you how well you’re doing in terms with your finances. It is also a good opportunity for you to measure the progress you make towards your goals as well as making the appropriate adjustments based on your own personal situation.

Join us as American Savings Bank shares with us how we can conduct our own financial check-ups to ensure our financial wellness!

Seating is limited.

Free Financial Check-up

ABC’s of Credit

2015 ABC's of credit

Join the UHM Financial Literacy Peer Educators as they share the ABC’s of Credit.

Learn what “credit” really is? What does your credit report tell your creditors, even potential employers, and why does it matter? Find out how to ensure that you build or maintain a good credit score., how to get your credit lines back under your control, and where to find help. While every credit situation is unique, The ABC’s of Credit will provide you with a foundation of knowledge so that you can take control of one of your most important financial assets – your credit worthiness.


Looking for 2015-2016 Financial Literacy Peer Educators

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Financial Literacy Program is currently accepting applications for 2015- 2016 Financial Literacy Peer Educators.

What a Financial Literacy Peer Educator does:

Financial Literacy Peer Educators will work directly with students to help them understand important concepts of financial wellness and provide them with practical resources and educational opportunities to help them make informed, healthy financial decisions during their college career and beyond.

Why should YOU become a Financial Literacy Peer Educator?

  • Improve your own money management skills
  • Earn a stipend starting from $4,000 up to 6,000 for 2015-2016
  • Develop strong professional leadership skills
  • Enhance your public speaking abilities and facilitation skills
  • Network with students, faculty & staff, community leaders and industry professionals
  • Create fun activities for your campus community
  • Make a lifetime impact on your peers and university community

Qualifications to be a Financial Literacy Peer Educator:

  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled (or will be) in the Fall 2015 semester
  • Have earned at least 12 credits at UH Manoa
  • Be able to attend the entire summer training program
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Be able to take initiative, are reliable and self-motivated
  • Have good humor, flexibility, patience and can exercise mature judgement
  • Are willing to commit to one year of service as a Financial Literacy Peer Educator
    • Commit either 85, 130 or 170 hours per semester, stipend amounts varied according to time commitment


 To apply or for more information go to:

STAR Scholarships

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