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Financial Literacy Program Earns High 2020 Ranking

June 30, 2020
SHSU Media Contact: Hannah Haney

For the fourth consecutive year, LendEDU has recognized the Student Money Management Center at Sam Houston State University among the 50 best financial literacy programs in the nation for 2020.

Copy1The study looked at hundreds of colleges and universities that are known to have a financial literacy program. The rankings were based on the parameters: number of workshops and resources available; access to one-on-one financial consultation and incentivizing programs available.

LendEDU supported SHSU’s high ranking by stating: “The program has a large staff of professionals and students to assist anyone with their needs. It also gives out a significant amount of scholarships each year, especially for those who are active within the program by attending workshops and events. Their program also uses CashCourse, a popular financial education application and website.”

The SHSU SMMC is a financial outreach and educational program administered by the Division of Enrollment Management and their mission is to encourage students to think about their personal finances and ultimately achieve financial independence.

Brandon&MakaylaSquare“I believe a major factor in what sets us apart from other university’s programs is how much we give back to the students financially,” Haley Rothrock, assistant director of the SMMC said. “We typically offer scholarships for participation in our workshops and special events. This is money that is going directly back to the student.”

Despite recent challenges, the SMMC shows no sign of slowing as they prepare for the upcoming academic year. 

“Fall 2020 will look a little different than our typical semester,” Rothrock said. “Due to COVID-19 we have made the decision to move all of our workshops remote via Zoom. We are also encouraging individual coaching sessions rather than group workshops and presentations. We are here to serve our students and we cannot wait to see them in the fall.”

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