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. But before you submit your application you should really ask yourself:
- How much does your chosen graduate program cost?
- How you will pay for your graduate degree?
- How do different funding options affect me and my future?
We can definitely help you answer those questions at our Financing Graduate School presentations on:
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Kuykendall Hall 301
Thursday, March 20, 2014
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Webster Hall 203
Seating is limited so please RSVP Here
Don’t miss the UH Saves Day Exhibition!
UH Saves Day Exhibition
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Financial Literacy Program will be hosting its 5th Annual UH Saves Day in conjunction with the national America Saves Week in order to encourage our students, faculty and staff to save for big items such as a home, education, retirement or for smaller accounts like an emergency fund. More than 1,000 non-profit organizations, companies, government agencies, educational institutions, religious organizations, and unions are involved in this national campaign with thousands of Americans being reached. Interactive educational exhibits and activities provide a great opportunity to help people in our community to start a personal savings plan, reduce debt and build their wealth.
Exhibitors will share their financial knowledge and expertise using fun, interactive displays. This year’s exhibitors include America Saves, American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Better Business Bureau of Hawaii, Capitol One 360, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Consumer Education, Hawaii Insurance Division & the Office of Securities Commissioner, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, Hawaiian Community Assets, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, Taxpayer Advocate Service, UH-Federal Credit Union, and UH Mānoa Financial Aid Services.
In addition to the exciting exhibits we will have a scavenger hunt, tons of free giveaways and a photo booth. The “I’m saving for” photo booth will encourage attendees to make a financial savings pledge while capturing some wonderful memories with friends.
We are currently accepting applications for Financial Literacy Peer Educators for the 2014-2015 year. Submit your application materials to STAR, see brochure for more details.
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 7, 2014.
February is the shortest month of the year but for us in the Financial Literacy Program team it is our busiest month! We have been tabling at Campus Center weekly to answer any questions you may have about filling out your FAFSA, helping other students to prepare their income taxes for free, recruiting for our 2014-2015 Financial Literacy Peer Educators, preparing for our Valentine’s Day Condom Fair and finalizing our 5th Annual UH Saves Day Exhibition and LifeSmarts Game Show Competition. If that wasn’t enough we have been working hard to make sure our February newsletter is packed full with our event details and tips on a meaningful but low-budget Valentine day for you and your friends or sweetheart. We hope you enjoy!
The Financial Literacy Program offers internship opportunities for Family Resource majors. See the brochure for specifics.
Aloha and Happy New Year from the Financial Literacy Program! With the holiday season ending keep yourself on track with the January edition of our newsletter. From tax preparation to scholarships, start your New Year off right by reading some of the tips and tricks we have to offer!
We wish you the most wonderful Holiday Season filled with much laughter and joy!
Gift giving during the holiday season is a great way to let others know you care about them. But you don’t have to break the bank and go into debt to ensure that everyone you love and appreciate receives a gift from you. Here are a few of the inexpensive DIY holiday gifts that we made with things found in our homes.
While the the average American is expected to spend $75 per person on Halloween 2013, it doesn’t have to be so expensive if you follow our helpful tips. In our newsletter we gave you some creative ideas for inexpensive costumes and here we have some inexpensive but yummy Halloween treats for you.