Student Support Services - Financial Literacy Initiatives
Hampton University's Pirates' Treasure Financial Education program endeavors to promote financial literacy through a comprehensive series of student-led events, to include a Financial Literacy Week workshop series and a Fall and Spring Media Blitz. All Financial Literacy events will be sponsored in collaboration with the Office of Freshman Studies, the Office of Student Activities, the Career Center, the Assessment Center, and Student Support Services. Events will be advertised through Facebook and Twitter and broadcast to Greek-letter and student leadership organizations.
For Financial Literacy Week, Student Support Services, the Student Leadership Program, and the Pan-Hellenic Counsel presidents will co-facilitate a series of workshops with financial professionals from the university and business community.
- Monday will feature a Financial Literacy 101 session where representatives from Wells Fargo will provide students with information on budgeting from the college perspective, tips on building credit responsibly, and tutorials on tracking their spending habits to develop financial fitness.
- On Tuesday, Langley Federal Credit Union representatives will sponsor a Financial Fitness seminar that teaches students the power of compound interest and encourages them to start investing during their early twenties.
- On Wednesday, the Director of the Career Center will facilitate a Careers and Majors workshop.
- On Thursday, the university’s Financial Aid Advisor will conduct a Financial Aid seminar on the FAFSA, Stafford Loans, Parent Plus Loans, the Pell Grant, scholarships, and the Virginia Tuition Assistant Grant.
- The week will conclude with a "Pirates Treasure" competition sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.
Utilizing the FINRA Investor Education Foundation's MoneyTopia game, the competition will provide an interactive means for students to navigate life events after graduation, to include financing a wedding, buying and maintaining a home, paying car notes and tuition bills, and saving for their children's college educations.
The second component of our campaign consists of LifeCents, a web based portal that will measure students financial health, provide them with incentives to save money, denote their risk factors, and track their participation and financial and credit improvements over time. For more information about Financial Literacy initiatives, please email the program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 757.727.5611.
Student Suppport Services
P.O Box 6212
Hampton, VA 23668
Fax: (757) 728-6614
Phone: (757) 727-5611
Mikael Davis, Director
Kristie Cansler, Tutor Coordinator
Sylvia Jackson, Admin. Assistant
Jelisa Sinn-Braswell, Counselor