New program offers financial education to students, alumni

By Kaylan Petrie, Office of the Dean of Students

Coin-100PULLMAN, Wash. – A new program will help Washington State University students make informed financial decisions before, during and after college.

The Cougar Money Management Program provides access to free financial literacy training, personal finance education and resources about scholarships, internships and loan repayment.

“We know that financial savviness is an acquired life skill,” said Chio Flores, assistant dean of students overseeing the program. “We are pleased and excited to offer students and alumni the tools and resources they may need to foster positive money management skills.”

This will be accomplished through:

* Free membership and access to SALT (, a comprehensive online educational financial literacy program.

* Education, training and workshop presentations about personal finance

* Development of collaborative campus partnerships: “The CMMP would not have been possible if not for the support of faculty and staff across campus committed to helping students expand their personal finance knowledge choices,” said Flores.

CMMP has had a presence at the Alive! new student program resource fairs and will host activities during Week of Welcome, encouraging students to enroll in SALT and understand their options.

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