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 Road to Financial Independence

February 6, 2018
11:30 – 1:00 PM
Student Center North 204, Senate Chamber

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

Financing Your College Education

March 6, 2018
11:30 – 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.

Repaying Student Loans

April 3, 2018
11:30 – 1:00 PM
Student Center North 204, Senate Chamber

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 Tajuanda Montreuil at or 713.743.0624