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  • 06 May 2019 4:55 PM | Nick Kilmer (Administrator)

    “For the average student, the value of a college degree is still very high and far exceeds the price of going to college.”

    - Douglas Webber, Economics Professor, Temple University

    “As this goes on and as student loans continue to grow and become larger and larger, then it absolutely could hold back growth.”

    - Reserve chairman Jerome Powell

    https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/student-loan-debt-crisis/

     

     

  • 06 May 2019 4:49 PM | Nick Kilmer (Administrator)

    Tuition or dinner? Nearly half of college students surveyed in a new report are going hungry.

    Many routinely skip meals and take ‘poverty naps’ because they cannot afford groceries. Campus food pantries are helping, but are they enough?

    Read in The New York Times:
    https://apple.news/AgYOxNa4oSva7Wo9QLrYWdw
     

  • 24 Mar 2019 1:44 PM | Nick Kilmer (Administrator)

    Investment News recently published an outstanding article (see below) regarding the need for financial education in America, as well as it’s association with the financial planning industry.

    https://www.investmentnews.com/article/20190302/FEATURE/190229936/financial-literacy-an-epic-fail-in-america

     

  • 12 Mar 2019 12:16 PM | Nick Kilmer (Administrator)

    This March, the national Bursars SFS Conference will be held in San Antonio, and this year it even has a Financial Literacy track. Financial education and wellness professionals from the University of North Texas, Indiana University, Texas A&M University, Trellis Company, Palo Alto Community College, and more will be presenting on a variety of topics.

    View the entire conference agenda here.  

    View the agenda specifically for the Financial Literacy track here.

    The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk.

    Hope to see you there! 

  • 11 Mar 2019 7:02 AM | Nick Kilmer (Administrator)

    Don't forget to register for the upcoming 7th Annual State TACFEP Symposium before Early Bird Registration closes on April 1st!

    And don't forget to book your hotel room at the Symposium's host hotel, Cavalry Court, by April 30th in order to take advantage of the block room rate!  

    The full Symposium agenda is now available online! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to network with other professionals dedicated to the financial education and wellness of Texans! 

  • 27 Sep 2018 1:26 PM | Nick Kilmer (Administrator)

    Join us May 21 – 22nd at Texas A&M in College Station for the 7th Annual Texas Association of Collegiate Financial Education Professionals' Symposium as we discuss current issues and trends in the field of financial education! 

  • 02 Feb 2018 8:05 AM | Alexandra Hellinger (Administrator)

    Please join Innovative Educators on March 6 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time for a webinar entitled, Utilizing A Student Success Coaching Model To Help Students Transition To Life After College. For more information, please visit this link: 

    https://www.innovativeeducators.org/products/utilizing-a-success-coaching-model-to-best-help-students-transition-to-life-after-college

    Please enter the following special TACFEP discount coupon code at the checkout to receive $50 off the registration fee: web50


  • 22 Jan 2018 11:24 AM | Alexandra Hellinger (Administrator)

    Trellis (formerly TG) is recruiting higher education institutions for the Fall 2018 survey -- offering FREE participation for a “Student Financial Wellness Survey”.   Participating campuses will be provided with campus statistics that can directly be compared to peer institutions (in aggregate) by school sector.  The survey will include schools from across the country… http://www.trelliscompany.org/research/trellis-company-student-financial-wellness-survey/

    Here are some quick FAQs:

    -          Self-reported, online survey of students.

    -          Designed to provide a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness between student success and financial strain.

    -          Has the potential to result in institutional reports on the financial wellness of the student body and key campus climate metrics.

    Their overarching goal is to create a nationally-recognized data set around student finances that aligns with the needs of postsecondary institutions, state and federal governments and nonprofit organizations.  


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