Money Matters Institute - University of Houston
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The stress of paying for school is at the forefront of many students' minds. From applying for financial aid to budgeting, making smart financial choices is key to a student's success, both at the University of Houston and in the future. Helping students with their financial questions can seem daunting, but you don't need to be a financial expert to help students with these problems. You just need to know the basics.

That's why we're offering the Money Matters Institute (MMI), an intensive course for UH staff. The class contains weekly meetings - think of it as Financial Literacy 101, prepping you with the basic knowledge to give students the answers they need. Topics include: 

  • National Trends
  • The UH Student
  • Paying for College: Financial Aid Basics
  • Counseling Students & Families
  • Creating a Student Budget


Once you have completed the MMI coursework, you are considered a Money Mentor. Money Mentors use their knowledge of basic financial literacy to help answer students' financial questions.

MMI Graduates by Division

  • Academic Affairs

    Academic Colleges

    Center for Mexican American Studies

    • Fely Aguilar

    College of Education

    • Kaitlyn Dempsey
    • Anitra Wright

    College of Engineering

    • Jennifer Dunn
    • Dr. Yolanda Norman
    • Kelly Schulz

    College of Natural Science and Mathematics

    • Ashley Cook
    • Ivory McCarter

    College of Technology

    • Sharon Green
    • Kevin Nguyen

    Exploratory Studies

    • Nakia Alexander
    • Vanessa Guidry
    • Nina Howard
    • Donna Smith

    Graduate College of Social Work

    • Cindy Crews
    • Amber Mollhagen

    School of Art

    • Monique Abioye
    • Jaclyn Denny

    Provost's Office

    Graduate Admissions

    • Bina Benavides

    Transfer Advising Program

    • Alissa Benton

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    • Luke Cooley


    • Tatjana Banjeglav
    • Lateki Lewis
    • Asha Sowell
  • Administration and Finance

    Student Buiness Services

    • Kevin Burns
    • Andre Ward

    Cougar Card Office

    • Lear Hickman
  • Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services

    Enrollment Services

    Enrollment Services Communication and Marketing

    • Stephen Reynolds

    Integrated Enrollment Services

    • Dr. Patrick Lukingbeal

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    • Kim Chairez
    • Christina Flake
    • Laura Galloway
    • Jamail Garrick
    • Cheryl Jackson
    • Khrystyane Lopez
    • Janae Pierre
    • Rick Walsh

    Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

    • Tonya Anderson
    • Liz Berry
    • Deshondis Elliot
    • Lauren Garcia
    • Frank Gomez
    • Carl Gordon
    • Carla Martinez
    • Norine Mattox
    • Lucreasha Mixon
    • Nia Rector
    • Gwendolyn Richmond
    • Justin Zieman

    Office of University Registrar

    • Ashley Brown
    • Angie Irving
    • William Swanson

    Student Affairs

    Campus Recreation

    • Andrew Jones
    • Joseph Secrest

    Dean of Students

    • Hope Pacheco

    DSAES Assessment and Planning

    • Patrick Sajovec

    Student Housing & Residential Life

    • Janelle Brown
    • Alicia Gusman
    • Kandace Kendall
    • Connie Lowe-Styles

    University Career Services

    • Tiffany Bitting
    • Priyanka Raut
    • Dr. Monica Thompson

    Urban Experience Program

    • Kolby Robinson

    Women & Gender Resource Center

    • Anneliese Bustillo

Want to connect with a financial literacy expert?

Check out our Financial Literacy page to discover resources, make an appointment with a finacial literacy counselor, and schedule a group lecture.