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Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness

 Financial Wellness is having the knowledge, ability and desire to make intelligent financial decisions, as well as having the capacity to live a happy life within one’s means. At the University of Scranton, we believe that developing a better understand of financial concepts is part of a well-rounded college experience. 

Learn Before you Earn

All University of Scranton students are able to expand their financial wellness knowledge by using Financial Avenue. A free service that helps to provide students with the tools to help sharpen their financial literacy skills. Click this link Scranton Financial Wellness  to access the directions to sign up for Financial Avenue and learn more about Financial Wellness at Scranton, including individual sessions with a financial counselor.  The Financial Aid Office is located in St. Thomas Hall room 401. Offices hours are 8:30 to 4:30. Contact Robert Perhacs at 570-941-7646 or at robert.perhacs@scranton.edu to schedule an appointment or stop by the office for individual financial counseling. 

CHEW's Peer Health Educators partner with Financial Aid to host events and handout information to help students better understand more about personal finance and all the great resources available to students while they're on campus. Be on the lookout for our PHE Team handing out giveaways and information around campus on wellness topics including personal finance. 

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Did you know?

Nearly 50% of high school seniors say they wished that they learned more about personal finance, when they were in school?

Young adults who receive financial wellness education are less likely to carry credit card debit.

 People with a higher level of financial literacy are more likely to cope with financial challenges.

 Only 44% of Americans could cover an unplanned $1,000 expense such as a car repair or emergency room bill from savings.