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The Student Financial Literacy and Advising position was created in June 2014 as a result of recommendations and outcomes from the Transfer and Student Success Task Forces.  Annually there are nearly 100 presentations on and off campus including Paying for College, $mart Money Management, Financial Aid 101, Life After College, Money Talk$, Credit Talk$, Loan Repayment Talk$, Scholarship Talk$ and Budget Talk$ attended by thousands.  See news below:

  • Aug. 15, 2014            WTIC radio (1080 AM) interview with Ray Dunaway
  • Aug. 25,  2014          Channel 30 interview coverage with Lisa Carberg
  • Aug. 28, 2014           Fairfield County Business Journal story
  • Sept. 11, 2014           President's Blog announcement
  • Sept. 2014                 Southern Life article: Helping Students Acheive Financial Literacy
  • Sept. 2014                 Southern website article
  • Sept. 17, 2014          Southern News article
  • Oct. 2014                   Connecticut Post, Education Outlook article
  • Nov. 2014                 Southern Alumni Magazine, Fall 2014 issue Dollars and Sense article
  • April 2015                 Southern News article on "My Student Loan Mistakes"
  • April 2015                 You Tube video:  Commercial on Financial Literacy and Advising
  • Oct. 2015                   CT Reality Fair at Hamden High School article and telecast
  • Oct. 2015                   Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit conference presenter
  • Feb. 2016                 Southern News article on Financial Literacy workshops
  • Sept. 2016                Southern News article on Student loans
  • Jan. 2017                 New Haven Register article
  • Jan. 2017                 Student interview on Student Loan Debt in America
  • Mar. 2017               Southern ranked 29th Best Financial Literacy Program in the Nation, 2017
  • Sept. 2017              College Affordability Round Table Discussion at Southern
  • Nov. 2017               Southern Alumni Magazine note in Dollars and Sense
  • Jan. 2018               Southern ranked 29th Best Financial Literacy Program in the Nation, 2018
  • Feb. 2018              Southern webpage article about Financial Literacy
  • Mar. 2018             Southern EM Newsletter Spotlight
  • Aug. 2018             Channel 8 WTNH Interview
  • Oct. 2018            Paying for College presentation at Trumbull High School

$mart Money Management

Financial Literacy

Paying For College