The Financial Literacy Center (FLC) exists to provide personal finance and money management education to UW-W students and the campus community. Free virtual coaching session appointments are available and encouraged for you to obtain a better understanding of their personal finances. Whether you want to create a budget, learn to build and manage credit, make a plan to pay for your education, or understand student loan repayment, the FLC is here to provide financial information and resources during your time at UW-Whitewater.
Recently, the FLC published Being Money Smart at UW-W for students to obtain money smart tips while attending UW-Whitewater. Click on the link for over 55 pages of money management tips from other UW-W students on topics like employment, food, housing, transportation, financial basics, and more. In addition, if you have helpful hints to add, be sure to comment, and the Peer Financial Educators will review for addition to the guide.
Last spring, the FLC collaborated with CLD and Financial Aid to develop a guide for our graduating students. Check out the Guide for Warhawk Graduates: Career & Financial Tips to Help You Succeed.
Financial Specialist: Jamie Busse
This is Jamie's 4 year working at UW Whitewater in the Student Accounts/Cashiers office and her first year working in the Financial Literacy office. She is interested in the financial impact college and money have on students and their familes. She is eager to assist students with their financial issues and help educate the young adults to be fiscally responsible. Jamie's free time is spent camping with her husband and 3 kids, riding her motorcycle and spending time with family and friends.
2020-2021 Peer Financial Educator: Weston Katula
Weston is a sophomore at UW-Whitewater with the intention of majoring in Finance in the College of Business and Economics. He is interested in finance and enjoys assisting others with their finances, helping to develop budgets, and developing peers understanding of everyday finances. By being able to help students financially he feels he gains insight and knowledge as to what other students have to work with financially. Having his own financial struggles growing up and being able to overcome them, he simply wants to spread the knowledge and help as much as he can. On Weston's free time he enjoys working out, watching sports, watching informational videos, and reading.
If interested in becoming a Peer Financial Educator for the 2021-2022 academic year, applications are planning to be made available upon the return to campus this fall. Applications will be available both here and on Handshake in September of 2021.
The Financial Literacy Center welcomes scheduled virtual appointments or in person appointments. Our staff is available to meet with students year-round during regular office hours. Due to COVID-19 we are now offering virtual appointments or in person appointments per your request.
*NEW* - Drop in appointments are now available! Visit with an FLC staff member for all your quick money questions or concerns without having to make a formal appointment. On Monday's, during Fall and Spring terms, from 8:00 am - 9:00 am Hyer Hall Rm 110 window across from Financial Aid. We hope to meet and work with you soon!
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hyer Hall, Room 104