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Texas Wesleyan among 21 schools nationwide to receive financial literacy grant

10.31.2014 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan is one of 21 colleges and universities to receive a "Financial Literacy Counts" grant from Higher One. The winning proposals were selected based on their high level of student involvement in planning and execution, quality and creativity of the grant's approach and impact on the greatest percentage of students on campus. 

"At Texas Wesleyan, we value the importance of financial literacy, and we strive to provide our students opportunities to learn necessary financial skills," Deborah Roark. Ed.D., associate vice president of sponsored programs and external relations, said. "We are thrilled to receive this grant from Higher One to expand the great work we're doing with our students and the community."

Financial Literacy Month at Texas Wesleyan

The month-long event begins Tuesday, Nov. 4, with the kick-off celebration on the campus mall. From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., students can play games and be served a free lunch when they visit vendors' tables. 

Throughout the month, more than 20 games and workshops will be offered for students and employees including:

  • Ballin' on a Budget
  • Moolah Jeopardy
  • Financial Literacy Trivia
  • Credit 101
  • The Psychology of Debt and Spending

At the Winter Wonderland on Dec. 2, students who have entered the big raffle at each event will have the opportunity to win prizes like Beats by Dre wireless headphones, a Kindle Fire, a dorm-size TV, Vera Bradley smart phone wristlets, Madden NFL games and much, much more. 

Financial Literacy Month is underwritten by sponsors: Higher One, OmniAmerican Bank, the Student Government Association, Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas, Family Pathfinders of Tarrant County and several administrative offices at Texas Wesleyan. For up-to-date information about events visit txwes.edu/mymoney.

About Higher One

Higher One is a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and university campuses across the U.S.

Higher One launched the Financial Literacy Counts grant program to provide institutions with funding for critical financial literacy, awareness campaigns, workshops, online financial literacy tools and other activities and resources that promote financial capability among college students and provide opportunities to increase students' personal financial management skills and abilities.

More information about Higher One can be found at higherone.com.

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