Financial literacy

Your Finances, Our Priority...

Financial Literacy Peer Mentor

Peer Financial Educators (PFE) are students who will work as representatives of the IU MoneySmarts Team, an extension of the Office of Financial Literacy.  Peers will be trained in and expected to provide an engaging platform of personal finance education to students.  A Peer Educator helps other students with everyday money matters, including but not limited to establishing budgets, using credit cards, and managing student loans.  Peer Educators report to the Peer Financial Education Coordinator and/or Financial Education Director on campus.  If you wish to speak with a peer mentor, please email financial literacy at finlit@iupuc.edu to set up an appointment.

Financial Literacy Courses

There are two financial literacy (1) credit hour courses offered at IUPUC.  F-151 Collegiate Personal Finance is offered in classroom as a second (8) week course.  F-152 Finance & Investment Planning is an online (5) week course.  

Financial Education & Independence Club

If you are interested in learning everyday financial questions that you have in a casual/fun enviornment join the club!  Meet with IUPUC students, some faculty and staff, and community members in a relaxed setting to learn about applying for loans, reading credit reports, budgets, basic life money skills.  If you have any questions about joining the club, please emailfinlit@iupuc.edu

Bartholomew County Financial Literacy Coalition

Bartholomew County Financial Literacy Coalition is a volunteer group comprised of individuals from a variety of Columbus-based businesses, not-for profit agencies, and educational institutions.  The mission of the group is to improve awareness of financial literacy issues throughout the population.  Please visit their website for upcoming events and news.    

Contact Information

If you have any questions about money managment, budgets, or needing financial wellness resourses, pleace contact us atfinlit@iupuc.edu or (812) 348-7342.

Upcoming Events

For new and returning IUPUC students to learn what you don't know about financial aid.  We will discuss student loans in depth, important financial aid forms, holds that might be on your account, and other important items:

  • IUPUC Financial Aid Information Night:  August 29th; 5:30 - 6:30pm in the Columbus Learning Center Lecture Hall

You can attend one of the Bartholomew County High Schools for a FAFSA information night.  Here we will cover what the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is, how to submit, information needed, and outcomes of the FAFSA (different aid you could receive).  You do not need to be a current student to attend these events, anyone is welcome to attend.

  • Columbus East FAFSA Information Night:  September 20th; 6:00 - 7:00pm at Columbus East High School
  • Hauser FAFSA Information Night:  October 4th; 6:00 - 7:00pm at Hauser High School
  • Columbus North FAFSA Information Night:  October 5th; 7:00 - 8:00pm at Columbus North High School

You can attend a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion night at one of the Bartholomew County High Schools or the Columbus Learning Center.  Anyone is welcome to attend any of the events and this is free for everyone.  Please bring your FSA ID (you can obtain this at www.fafsa.gov), your parents if applicable, and any financial aid questions you might have.  There will be financial aid professionals at these events held in computer labs that will help you complete and submit the FAFSA.

  • Hauser FAFSA Completion Night:  November 2nd; 5:30 - 7:00pm at Hauser High School
  • College Goal Sunday:  November 13th; 2:00 - 3:00pm at The Columbus Learning Center
  • Columbus East FAFSA Completion Night:  December 1st; 5:30 - 7:00pm at Columbus North High School
  • Hauser FAFSA Completion Night:  November 2nd; 5:30 - 7:00pm at Hauser High School