Services

Services

The Money Management Program offers a number of services for students.

Financial Counseling

A Certified Consumer Credit Counselor from Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is on campus to meet with St. Kate's students.  

LSS Financial Counseling offers trustworthy help with debt management  plans, free budget counseling, and information about credit and consumer protection. Through financial education and counseling, we hope to empower students to overcome their financial worries and emerge with the knowledge and skills to proficiently manage their finances. It is never too early to take charge of your money life. Log in to learn more about Financial Counseling»

Peer Money Mentors

Peer Money Mentors are St. Kate's Students who have done the research and are here to help other students. Peer Money Mentors can help with anything from 401(k)'s, student loans, buying a car, filing for taxes to credit card debt. Log in to learn more about the Peer Money Mentors»

Money Management Courses

The Money Management Program offers sessions and courses in money management during both semesters and J-term.

The Financial Literacy Series invites guest speakers from financial institutions to present on credit cards, financial planning, spending plans, and various other topics.

Personal Financial Fitness is a course that provides a practical, hands-on approach to building skills that will be useful throughout ones lifetime. Students learn basic goal setting and decision making as related to spending choices, budgeting and debt management. Discussion of the comprehensive nature of financing a college education — loans, grants, interest; and payment plans after graduation. Students are introduced to the types of financial institutions and the products they carry. Students will leave the class with a personal file for organizing essential records, and the ability to create a personal budget to help them with successful financial management.

Personal and Family Financial Management is a course that provides practical study of effective money management starting with goal setting, record keeping and budgeting. An in-depth approach to basic financial decision making as it affects the nitty-gritty details of daily living with impact on the future. Students learn how to compile and use personal financial statements to evaluate their financial condition. The course covers financial institutions and the products available to consumers for use in cash management and investing. In addition, the course covers taxes, establishing and managing credit, analyzing housing options, risk management (insurance), and employer benefit packages that are of concern in personal and family living. Consumer rights legislation, identity theft, credit reports and credit scores are also covered. The student will leave the class with a comprehensive framework for managing their finances.