New Student Orientation Programs
These financial awareness workshops are part of the required orientation for all new students.
Alive!, Fall Alive! & Spring Alive! Freshman Sessions
- “What you need to know about Financial Aid”
1 of 10 workshops offered during orientation — students must attend 3 workshops.
- Opportunity for Intervention: Students could be required to take this specific workshop. Does not go in-depth or teach skills — it covers just info.
Cougar Money Management Workshop
- “Come learn how to track your finances, and establish good budgeting habits, as well as tips for the future.” 1 of 10 workshops offered during orientation — students must attend 3 workshops. All Students are provided information about SALT and the free online tools available.
- “What you need to know about Financial Aid” 1 of 14 workshops offered during orientation — students must attend 2 workshops.
- Cougar Money Management Workshop: Come learn how to track your finances, and establish good budgeting habits, as well as tips for the future.” 1 of 14 workshops offered during orientation — students must attend 2 workshops. All Students are provided information about SALT and the free online tools available.
- Orientation Seminar (required for all students not attending Alive! orientation)
- “College Costs and Paying the Bill at WSU” — required
New Student Orientation—Week of Welcome
“Right on the Money” optional activity open to all WSU students. Based on the Price is Right
Student Support Services
All SSS students must attend three workshops per semester. The following list includes all workshops involving financial literacy. In addition, all SSS students must attend the Financial Aid workshop during orientation.
- Financial Wellbeing — Budgeting For College
- Financial Wellbeing — Credit Cards, Reports, Scores
- Find Me a Job Now! — My Workstudy – My Money
- Financial Wellbeing — Banking
- Financial Wellbeing — Money after Graduation
Cougar Money Management Program (CMMP)
Offered by the Office of the Dean of Students
Sessions are available to any group on campus who requests them. CMMP promotes their program through social media and activities such as Know your Money Day (October) and Financial Literacy Month (April).
- Since Fall 2014, CMMP has reached 912 students with workshops, and provided resources at 19 campus events.
- Health and Wellness Services promotes CMMP in the Financial Stress & Money Management section of their website.
SALT is a free financial literacy program for all WSU students and alumni—information and tips including scholarships, debt planning, internships, etc.
Access is provided free of charge to all students through CMMP, paid for by the Dean of Students Office. WSU currently has approximately 7,500 SALT account holders.
Student Financial Services provides SALT FAQs in the Handbook & Resources section of their website.
WSU financial wellness program
WSU Health and Wellness Services recognizes that finances play a role in your mental and physical well-being, so they’re working with campus partners to provide resources for you.
U.S. Bank—CUB Branch
Financial Wellness Seminars
U.S. Bank has an agreement with WSU to offer financial literacy seminars.
Office of Undergraduate Education (ASCC)
Managing the Game of Life: What can The Game of Life board game teach you about financial wellness? Surprisingly, a lot!
In a real life re-creation of the iconic board game, you’ll learn about the effect of education and career choices on income; interest and loan payments; the effects of lifestyle choices, losing a job or taking a pay cut; the impact of taxes and debt; and the importance of investing.
This workshop is presented by Health and Wellness Services.
FIN 223 — Personal Finance (UCORE QUAN course): Offered annually, limited capacity
MATH 105 (UCORE math course): Offered every semester to about 700 students each time: 30% of the course deals with application of math tools to financial issues of daily life.