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:

All About Credit

February 5, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Student Center North 204, Senate Chamber

Learn the fundamentals of establishing and building good credit. We'll show you how a credit score is determined, how to maintain/earn a healthy credit score, and the amount of money that you can save with better credit.

Financing Your College Education

March 5, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Student Center North 204, Senate Chamber

Paying for college can be difficult for any student. This workshop will cover the many different options to consider when financing your education—from scholarships and grants to loans for students and parents, each of which has its own criteria and timing.

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The Road to Financial Independence

April 2, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Student Center North 204, Senate Chamber

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

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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 Tajuanda Montreuil at tmontreu@central.uh.edu or 713.743.0624