The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), and TIAA‐CREF, a leading financial services provider, are working together on a project that will increase the financial literacy of graduate and undergraduate students.

UTA is hosting a special workshop for GRADUATE STUDENTS on this topic on Jan. 30, 2013.  REGISTER NOW!

“Today’s graduate and undergraduate students are in a much different place financially than previous generations of students. Not only are more students in debt, the amount of debt students carry is considerably higher.”
-CGS, Nov. 27, 2012

With the costs of higher education rising, the decision to pursue additional degrees is one that requires extensive thought and planning. 

“Ensuring a pipeline of highly educated graduate students is essential to the research enterprise and a U.S. economy that depends on high‐level skills.”
-CGS, Nov. 27, 2012

The investment needs to be worth it.  Obtaining higher education will pay off because American industry needs specialized workers.  With a little planning on your part, unnecessary debt can be avoided.

What: Financial Literacy Lunch-and-Learn with a GRADUATE STUDENT focus: debt/income ratio, balancing family and school costs, lifestyle adjustments, loan payoff, interest rates, budgeting for success, and more.

Why: Loans and interest rates can fluctuate and Graduate school can take anywhere from two to five years. Shakeela Hunter, the workshop host, is the Director of UTA Student Financial Literacy and her goal is to help students graduate with as little debt as possible.

When: Jan. 30, 2013 from 12:00pm–1:30pm.  Right in time to plan for the new year!

Where: Chem & Physics Bldg. Room 303

REGISTER NOW! The workshop is free (and lunch is free) and it can help you save money and avoid debt.  It is almost like we’re paying YOU!