$avvy Financial Literacy Program

Ranked #22 LendEDU's top College Financial Literacy Programs 2019 BadgeThe $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.

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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 2021–22 financial aid package

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

Upcoming Events 

Friday, February 12, 2021
Topic: Budgeting and Planning for Homeownership
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 788 367 2638 
Zoom Password: 8nF0r6 
Topic Description: Homeownership can feel like a distant goal or dream. However, understanding the steps needed to reach that goal is pivotal. Hear from Luis Zapata from 1st Source Bank on how to budget and plan wisely for homeownership.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Topic: Filing Taxes
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 788 367 2638
Zoom Password: 8nF0r6
Topic Description: Whether you have filed taxes before or it is all new to you, it is important to understand the process. Mary Stines from Crowe will share how to successfully file your taxes while explaining each aspect of the process.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Topic: Human Resource Benefits
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 788 367 2638
Zoom Password: 8nF0r6
Topic Description: Accepting a job post graduation involves understanding the human resource benefits. The list of benefits can be vast and complex. Ashley King from Mennonite Central Committee will share all the details about benefits to help you better understand each and the importance of the benefits.



2021-22 $avvy Scholarship

To be eligible to win one of the five $1,000 financial aid awards for the 21-22 year, you must

  • Be an undergraduate student who is scheduled to graduate in December 2021 or later, and

  • Participate in at least 50% of the on-campus $avvy events and 50% of the online Cash Course activities throughout the 2020-21 year

  • Students who meet this criteria will be eligible for the random drawing, which will select five winners