It’s no secret that Penn State includes a network of campuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but incoming students may not be fully aware of all the financial benefits attending a campus other than University Park may afford.
In this second in a series of articles from Penn State offering tips and information about financing a college education, we look at ways in which the cost of college can be paid for before a student enrolls in a higher education institution. Financial strategies before enrollment include savings, employment and capitalizing on athletic and academic achievements — each of which can lessen the amount needed at enrollment.
All Penn State undergraduate students at University Park are invited to participate in a poster competition focusing on the topic of student loan repayment, sponsored by the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) and the Penn State Financial Literacy Center. The competition will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in room 233 of the HUB.
A student-focused workshop on financial literacy for women, sponsored by AAUW Penn State Students and the Penn State Literacy Center, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in 223-B HUB, University Park campus.
A public workshop on financial literacy for women, sponsored by AAUW State College and the Penn State Literacy Center, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in 119 Outreach Building, Innovation Park, University Park campus. The workshop is open to the public but registration is required. This interactive session is for all women seeking the ability to use skills and knowledge in financial literacy to manage financial resources effectively for financial freedom and security.
Creating and balancing a budget, managing credit cards, saving for a rainy day, applying for student loans — managing your money can be daunting without help. Penn State has a number of resources available to students, faculty and staff to help navigate these topics and build the skills necessary for healthy financial literacy.