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  • 27 Jul 2017 2:52 PM | Alexandra Hellinger (Administrator)

    HCC Student, Selma “Justice” Butler, is a finalist in the Vue on the Macgregor 2017-2018 Housing Scholarship.  She has a chance to win FREE HOUSING FOR A YEAR, but needs your vote. Voting ends July 27th at 11:59 p.m.

    "LIKING" the photo (picture of essay) here https://goo.gl/NafsZv◀ gets her one vote closer to a chance at winning. Will you please take a quick sec to like the photo and comment "DONE" when you're finished?

    3 EASY STEPS TO VOTE

    1.    Go to the link - https://goo.gl/NafsZv.

    2.   Login in to Facebook. 

    3.   “Like” the essay (photo) to cast your vote for Justice. 

    4.   Tag your friends and encourage them to like the photo too. 


  • 27 Jul 2017 2:49 PM | Alexandra Hellinger (Administrator)

    Check it out: http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/

  • 25 Jul 2017 1:59 PM | Alexandra Hellinger (Administrator)

    Are you knowledgeable about SB1590 that was passed in 2013? The bill defines the State of Texas' requirements for specific money topics that need to be offered in financial literacy programming offered by public school districts and universities. Take a look at the bill: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/billlookup/text.aspx?LegSess=83R&Bill=SB1590

  • 19 Jun 2017 11:47 AM | Alexandra Hellinger (Administrator)

    If you're looking for good handouts for outreach programming, the National Endowment for Financial Education has workshop kits on all kinds of topics that include presentations, handouts and worksheets: 

    http://www.financialworkshopkits.org/workshops.aspx 

    They even have workshop materials on money management for adult learners!


  • 08 Jun 2017 4:21 PM | Alexandra Hellinger (Administrator)

    On May 10, 2017, the U.S. Treasury’s 10-year Treasury note auction resulted in an increase in interest rates for federal student loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2017. The interest rates will be fixed for the life of the loan.

    https://www.accesslex.org/xblog/2017-2018-interest-rates-announced


  • 08 Jun 2017 4:16 PM | Alexandra Hellinger (Administrator)

    Is your College or University in the early stages of creating a Financial Literacy/Wellness Program? If so, the 2017 Higher Education on Financial Wellness Summit is just for you! The Summit will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 30 – August 1. Register now!

    We also encourage you to attend one of our Pre-Conferences. The Start-Up Institute is perfect for those programs in their early stages. The Start-Up Institute will help get you up to speed by providing information on financial wellness that is vital to understanding the importance of the field and how you can build effective programming at your institution. You will have the opportunity to view critical research that indicates the need for collegiate financial wellness, learn about some of the top financial wellness programs in the country and the types of programming they offer their students, and interact with those associated with those programs to discuss ideas and form a plan for launching a program at your institution. Highly encouraged for first-time Summit attendees.

    If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected].

    Follow us on Social Media:

    Twitter: @the_hefwa

    Facebook: @hefwa


  • 05 Jun 2017 8:28 AM | Anonymous

    The Money Education Center at Texas A&M University has posted a Money Education Advisor (Financial Aid Advisor I) position on 

    https://jobpath.tamu.edu

    http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/110125


  • 04 May 2017 3:22 PM | Anonymous

    Become a member of Austin Community College's Student Money Management Center.  See job posting for Program Coordinator position to apply: 

    https://eapps.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1704043 


  • 04 Apr 2017 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    Several TACFEP members financial literacy/wellness programs were recognized in LendEDU’s national study on the Top 50 College Financial Literacy Programs. Financial literacy amongst college students is as important as ever, and our members and Texas continues to be recognized leader in the field of collegiate financial literacy education through all our efforts and contributions.

    The rankings were compiled for the Top 50 College Financial Literacy Programs by using a unique scoring system based on three parameters. The three parameters and their assigned weight were as follows: (1) Number of Workshops and Resources Available -- 50%; (2) Access to One-On-One Financial Consultation -- 30%; (3) Incentivizing Programs Available -- 20%.

    The full report and methodology can be found here
    :
    https://lendedu.com/blog/top-50-college-financial-literacy-programs/


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