Students are required to complete online activities each year to learn and review key financial topics. Each class level has different topics assigned. Students and advisors can track the progress of CashCourse activities on Portal (under Grades: Financial Literacy).

First-Year Student Activities:

  • Budgeting Basics
  • Saving and Goal Setting
  • Save or Splurge?
  • Test Your Student Loan IQ
  • (Resource: Needs vs. Wants Worksheet)

Sophomore Activities:

  • Be Credit Savvy
  • Prepare for Emergencies
  • Are You Ready for a Financial Emergency?
  • Car Costs You Auto Know
  • How Credit Savvy are You?
  • (Resource: Balancing Your Checking Account)

Junior Activities:

  • Paying Back Student Loans
  • Fraud Protection
  • Protect Yourself with Insurance
  • What’s Your Credit Score IQ?
  • What’s Your Budgeting IQ?
  • (Resource: Budgeting for Life After College)

Senior Activities:

  • Making the Most of Employee Benefits
  • Getting Started with Saving and Investing
  • Understanding and Managing Income Taxes
  • Get with the (Retirement) Program
  • (Resource: Moving Checklist)
  • (Resource: Apartment Features Worksheet)

Financial Review Meetings

First-Year Students

All first-year students are required to meet with the Financial Literacy Coordinator. This meeting will review loan basics, financing your college degree, available resources, and review of your Net Partner and CashCourse Accounts.
You will receive an email from the Financial Literacy Coordinator to set up your appointment time.

Graduating Students

All graduating students are required to meet with the Financial Literacy Coordinator. This meeting will review financial matters pertinent to graduating and transitioning to life after college:
Budgeting
Emergency Fund (6 months of monthly expenses)
Retirement
Taxes
Loan Repayment
You will receive an email from the Financial Literacy Coordinator to set up your appointment time.

All Students

Any student can request a meeting with the Financial Literacy Coordinator to review financial aid questions, personal finance questions, resume help, or whatever the topic may be.
Please send an email to krohnjk@mlc-wels.edu to request your appointment.

Group Sessions

First-Year Students

All first-year students are required to attend the Money Management Flex Period. Students will review basic money strategies that will help them make smarter financial decisions. They will also participate in a Kahoot survey to review their money profile.

Juniors

All juniors are required to attend the Basics of Credit Flex Period. Students will review components of a credit score, strategies to improve a credit score, and how to check their personal credit report. They will also participate in a Kahoot quiz to check their credit knowledge.