“Both Student Affairs and academic campus advocates have been working toward this new service for more than seven years. Now it has officially emerged from recent Strategic Enrollment Planning Committee work,” Stasiek said.
The center plans to expand its resources to give students the skills to make informed decisions about applying for FAFSA, study abroad, careers and negotiations, cooking on a budget, savvy consumerism, building credit, saving, tax preparation, leases, campus and community resources, food plan management, investments and overall financial wellness, she added.
A grand opening will be held in April, which is Financial Wellness and Literacy Month.
Center supported through state, county grants
Along with support from the Title III grant, UW-Stout is also partnering with Junior Achievement of NW Wisconsin, which received a $3,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Dunn County to support the center.
Junior Achievement will provide the center with expertise, curriculum and implementation support, providing a special curriculum for college students.