Libraries host workshop on student aid related to academic progress

The University Libraries will host a financial literacy program, “Satisfactory Academic Progress,” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 17, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus of Penn State. It also will be broadcast and archived on MediaSite Live at libraries.live.psu.edu, available to students at the campuses, including World Campus, as well as University Park.

Presented by Sarah Zipf, manager, Office of Student Aid for World Campus and Continuing Education, Penn State Outreach, the workshop is intended to help students learn about the three kinds of monitoring the Office of Student Aid is required to do and what they need to know in order to maintain their student aid eligibility.

The program is a collaboration of the Office of Student Aid for the World Campus and Continuing Education and the University Libraries.

A financial literacy guide developed by Business Liaison Librarian Lauren Reiter is available at www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/researchguides/business/financialliteracy.html. Reiter emphasizes, "The understanding and management of personal finance and student loan debt are financial literacy topics of particular importance to college students. Tabs in this guide include books, articles, websites, and other resources that cover personal finance and student loan debt issues."

For more information or questions about the physical access provided, contact Lauren Reiter at lmr29@psu.edu or at 814-865-4414.

Last Updated October 07, 2013