Financial Empowerment Series

Program Description

In partnership with TDECU, the Financial Empowerment Series is designed to provide UEP students and the UH community with financial teaching, resources, and tools to be fiscally responsible and astute. The program will consist of a series of workshops that address the financial interest and educational needs of students. All students are encouraged to engage and participate in the financial empowerment series. The projected workshops will take place on the following dates:

The Psychology of Spending

February 7, 2017
11:30 – 1:00pm
Student Center North 487, Senate Chamber

Each person has a money personality that influences attitudes about spending and saving. By recognizing the tendencies and attitudes that have shaped past decisions, participants will be able to make the necessary adjustments to change bad financial habits into productive ones.

The Road to Financial Independence

March 7, 2017
11:30 – 1:00pm
Student Center North 487, Senate Chamber

This presentation teaches young adults the fundamentals of financial independence. Topics discussed include money management, checking account management, credit, renting, and buying a car.

Repaying Student Loans

April 11, 2017
11:30 – 1:00pm
Student Center South 565, Space City

The amount owed on student loans can be enormous, with monthly payments often rivaling that of a mortgage. The goal of the workshop is to make repaying student loans less intimidating by educating participants about the options that are available.


Expected Results

  • Provide a space for students to learn and engage in conversations about financial literacy and management skills which is linked to student success.
  • Encourage students to think critically and make conscious decisions about repaying debt and taking on new debt.
  • Empower UEP students and the UH community to be fiscally responsible to make spending decisions that help them reach their goals.

For more information, please contact us at uepuh@central.uh.edu or 713.743.0624