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Student Success Center

Financial Literacy Workshops and Consultations

Earn the confidence and security that comes from taking control of your financial decisions.

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Register for a financial literacy workshop and boost your comprehension of common money matters.



Workshops for Organizations

Interested in having the Student Success Center facilitate a workshop for your organization or residence hall? Simply submit a request at least two weeks in advance.

A staff member from the SSC will follow up with you within two to three business days. Workshops last 40 to 50 minutes and must be held in an environment that is conducive to student learning. They are not designed to be drop-in events.

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Workshops Offered

Basic Budgeting and Financial Goal Setting

Are you interested in setting financial goals but unsure where to start? Learn how to develop a budget and get tips for long-term budget maintenance.

Get Smart About Credit

Explore the basics of credit and discuss credit reports and credit scores. We will help you determine whether or not you're ready for a credit card and take next steps with you from there.

How to Pay the Bills

Moving off-campus for the first-time? Have a tighter budget than last year? This is an interactive workshop designed to give you tools to pay the bills and balance a budget.

How to Prepare for Student Loan Repayment

Learn more about the student loan process and prepare for successful repayment.

Identity Theft 101

Millions of Americans have been victims of identity theft. It is important to arm yourself against this very real threat to your personal information. Learn about the warning signs of identity theft, how to take preventive measures and strategies for how to resolve it if it happens to you.

Planning to Finance College for Next Year

This workshop offers essential information to help you determine the best methods to pay for your education.

Planning Your Finances for Study Abroad

Allocate funds for every stage of your trip by taking into account your needs before departure, during your stay and upon your return.

Start Smart Salary Negotiation for College Students

Combat the gender wage gap by approaching the job market armed with the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits and receive fair and realistic compensation. This two-hour workshop, developed to empower college women starting out in their careers, can also be broadened to include men. For more information or to request the workshop, please visit the University of South Carolina Start Smart Workshop Series

Working While in College

It is important to consider the pros and cons of working while earning your degree. For some students, working in college is a necessity. We can walk you through the steps to determine whether or not a job is a necessity for you.

What You Auto Know About Buying a Car

Buying a car can be exciting, but it can also involve some complicated financial decisions. This workshop will help you navigate your car buying experience.