Financial Wellness

March 28-April 1, 2022

The Clarkson College Financial Aid department is dedicated to helping students learn about financial well-being in all aspects of their professional and personal lives. During Financial Wellness Week, students can participate in events designed to help you gain insight into everyday financial practices and develop healthy habits when it comes to spending and budgeting.

Monday, March 28


Coffee and Doughnuts

Student Center, first floor
When: 8–10 a.m. CST

Enjoy free coffee and doughnuts, courtesy of the Clarkson College Financial Aid and Student Accounts departments.

Thursday, March 31


Understanding Credit

Virtual Event
When: 10–11 a.m. CST
Register Here

Jeff Lackey will be presenting on the basics of understanding credit and what you need to know to establish and maintain good credit. All participants who attend will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Friday, April 1


Meet and Greet Lunch

Student Center, first floor
When: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. CST

Grab a free lunch and connect with members of the Financial Aid and Student Accounts departments.

Budgeting Tips

Creating a realistic, easy-to-follow budget is the first step in becoming financially responsible. Get started by following these simple tips.

  1. Overestimate your expenses.
  2. Involve your family in the budgeting process.
  3. Prepare for the unexpected by building your emergency fund.
  4. Differentiate between needs and wants.
  5. Record your actual expenses.
  6. Use credit cards wisely.
  7. Make your financial aid refund last.