$avvy Financial Literacy Program

The $avvy Program provides Saint Mary’s College students with financial education through a series of free workshops and seminars, led by Saint Mary’s College staff, faculty and guest speakers. The goal of the program is to improve students’ understanding and practices of personal financial management.  Throughout the year this website will be updated with information on the specific activities being offered through the $avvy Financial Literacy Program.

As a part of Saint Mary’s College’s dedication to financial literacy, $avvy also provides access to online resources through CashCourse. CashCourse is an online resource that provides a wealth of financial literacy information in the form of printable worksheets, interactive activities and expert financial advice.

Students are encouraged to sign-up for CashCourse at www.cashcourse.org/registration.aspx

Why Participate in $avvy?

The benefits to participating in the $avvy Financial Literacy Program, besides increasing knowledge of personal finance, include:

  • The opportunity to win an extra $1,000 award from Saint Mary's College as part of your 2018-19 financial aid package1

If you have any questions, please contact us at savvy@saintmarys.edu


Upcoming Events

Monday, February 19, 2018
Topic: Money Management: Actions You Can Take Today
Time: Noon
Location: Student Center Conference Rooms ABC (adjacent to the dining hall)

Topic Description: Have questions about budgeting, credit, student loans, etc.? This workshop will bring it all together with a quick overview of the most requested personal finance topics. 

Door Prize ALERT: $50 Target Gift Card 


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Topic: Credit: What's Your Score? 
Time: Noon
Locaton: Student Center Conference Rooms ABC (adjacent to the dining hall)

Topic Description: Is credit a mystery to you? Attend this workshop to learn what credit is and how to maintain your credit. 

Door prize ALERT: $50 McAlister's Gift Card


Tuesday April 3, 2018
Topic: Student Loans: What do you need to know? 
Time: Noon
Location: Student Center Conference Rooms ABC (adjacent to the dining hall)

Topic Description: Worried about your student loans? Join us for this workshop to learn more about student loans and what repayment after graduation looks like. 

Door prize ALERT: $50 Five Guys Gift Card Drawing


1 At the end of the school year students who signed up for the $avvy Program and who completed a set number of activities, including completing both the pre and post surveys, will be entered in the drawing. Five returning students will be selected to each receive an extra $1,000 as part of their 2018-19 financial aid package.  Students graduating in May or August of 2018 will not be eligible for this award.