Free seminar Wednesday to teach students about financing their education

Western Today staff

Need help figuring out scholarships, FAFSA and student loans? Business students at Western Washington University are offering a free class Nov. 3 on financing education.

The class is part of a series, called 'Money Sense,' that began Oct. 6. The seminars, which are geared toward college students, include food, prizes and information on the basics of money management and other relevant financial topics.

The Money Sense Program is offered through Western's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honorary organization for Finance students and professionals. A free dinner will be provided to attendees beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the seminars begin at 6 p.m.; each seminar will be held in Communications Facility 125. Materials and additional resources will be provided so attendants can follow up on the topics they are interested in.

The dates and topics remaining in the fall-quarter series:

  • Nov. 3: Financing Your Education: Topics include how to best navigate scholarships, FAFSA, and student loans.
  • Nov. 17: Investing: Topics include types of investments and setting investment goals.

For more information on the Money Sense program, contact Paul Than at thanp2@students.wwu.edu, or visit WWU's Money Sense website.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 11:19am