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Financial Aid: Peer Financial Counseling

What is Peer Financial Counseling(PFC)?

Peer Financial Counseling is a program designed to bring financial literacy to students. Many students start out financially illiterate. This can include not knowing how to: properly use credit cards, keep their identity safe, or budget. Living comfortably both during and after graduation is possible, with the right tools.

Our mission is to provide these financial management principles to students to help them make wiser decisions when it comes to different life challenges and opportunities.

Our vision is to affect more students every year and to help our peers understand the implications of their actions today on their future tomorrow.

CashCourse

CashCourse is a real-life guide to taking charge of your money. By creating an account, you can obtain access to coursework, quizzes, and worksheets designed to help you learn more about budgeting, student loans, credit management and more!

This is a fantastic FREE resource available to students. By combining the information through CashCourse’s website and Peer Financial Counseling workshops, students have the ability to succeed financially.

To create a free account, sign up at www.cashcourse.org. Be sure to indicate Armstrong as your institution and select Kylie Kohrs as your administrator.

If you need assistance creating an account or maneuvering the website, contact us for assistance.

Upcoming Events
Event Topic Date Time Location
Finding Your 1st Apartment Sept. 26th 10:00a.m. Hawes Hall 115
Savings & Investments Oct. 11th 11:00a.m. Student Union Skidaway Room
Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself Nov. 9th 11:00a.m. University Hall 121/122
Treat Yo'Self: Holiday Edition (Budgeting) Nov. 15th 10:00a.m. Student Union Tybee Conference Room
Becoming a PFC Counselor

The students who volunteer to be Peer Financial Counselors speak and present dynamic seminars to classes, clubs, residence halls and other student organizations on campus. These students have the opportunity to include volunteer work on their resumes as well as gain presentation and professional skills.

Students who have an interest or strength in finances as well as a passion for helping other should apply. Completing and application is simple. Contact us to get more information on what is required as well as how to move forward with the application process.

Requesting a PFC Presentation

If you are interested in having a Peer Financial Counselor for your special event, please contact us by phone or email. We will try to honor all presentation requests, but please make your request at least 2 weeks prior to your event. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to working with you!

NEWS:

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(October 6, 2017) – Armstrong State University Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Donna Brooks, Ph.D., is the recipient of a four-year U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program Grant valued at $5.2 million.

Read More Armstrong Launches Childcare Tuition Assistance Program

(February 9, 2017) – In partnership with Atlanta-based nonprofit Quality Care for Children, Armstrong State University recently launched a program, which provides financial assistance for quality child care to parents who are pursuing a four-year college degree.

Read More Armstrong Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Consul General of Mexico to Provide Scholarships

(December 13, 2016) – On Friday, Dec. 9, Consul General of Mexico Javier Díaz de Leó visited Armstrong State University to sign a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken. The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong program is a recipient of the Mexican Consulate’s 2016-2017 IME-Becas Scholarship Program, which benefits Mexican and Mexican-American students.

Read More Great Dane’s Hammond for Hope Foundation Awards Two Scholarships to Armstrong

(December 9, 2016) – Armstrong State University has received a three-year commitment from the Hammond for Hope Foundation -- founded by Great Dane -- to fund two scholarships, beginning in fall 2017. One $10,000 scholarship and one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to students working toward graduate degrees in Armstrong’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program. 

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