Students attend “Money Talks” workshop

In a classroom with standing room only, students learned about financial literacy and financial credit through a workshop called “Money Talks” on Tuesday.

The workshop taught students the difference between an interest rate and an annual premium rate, along with how to establish good credit and how to check a credit score.

Mike Scott, director of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid, hosted the event and said the seminar was a success because of student involvement and interest.

Scott said he was impressed with the amount of students who came to the workshop, along with the number of emails he received from students about the event. At the end of the workshop, more than a dozen students stayed to ask Scott individual questions about their own financial situations.

“It was great to see students interested in managing their funds,” Scott said. “Obviously, they’re thinking about this early, and I was very impressed by those who came.”

Michaela Bradshaw, a senior strategic communication major, said she enjoyed the workshop and wished more people would attend. She said she would attend more financial workshops in the future if the university offered them.

Robin Williamson, senior director of Student Development Services, said student attendance was higher than expected. Thirty-three students wrote down their contact information at the workshop. Representatives from Student Development Services were also present.

Daniel Terry, a director with Student Development Services said future financial workshops will be organized. The next financial workshop will occur April 10, while another workshop is planned for an undetermined date in March. Topics and locations are to be announced at a later date.