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Doane Students To Learn 'Frugal Living on a College Budget'

Seminar is part of Nov. 9-13 Statewide Financial Literacy Week

Doane students will learn "Frugal Living on a College Budget" at a student seminar Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in Room CM 02 in the Communications Building of the Crete campus.

The session is taught by a National Student Loan Program (NSLP) accredited financial counselor and is part of the Nov. 9-13 Nebraska Financial Literacy Week, sponsored by NSLP and the Nebraska Association of Student  Financial Aid Administrators.
The seminars take place on college campuses throughout Nebraska, with the goal of enhancing the money management skills of college students.

The seminars teach budgeting, the basics of money management, avoiding identity theft, understanding credit scores, and frugal living on a college budget.

 "In these tough economic times, students clearly need help identifying and managing realistic financial goals," says Sharon Cabeen, NSLP's Vice President of Financial Literacy. "We'll address that need by helping them learn how to budget properly, giving them tips so they don't get overextended on credit and debt, and providing them with resources for developing a plan to repay their obligations, including their student loans."

Students who participate in Nebraska Financial Literacy Week will also have the opportunity to learn more financial management skills by using NSLP's Financial Literacy Online, a convenient, comprehensive online learning center that includes free courses on budgeting, contracts, credit cards, credit history, identity theft, financing education, insurance and starting a business. Students who successfully complete courses will be eligible for a drawing for a college scholarship.

Last year "Nebraska Financial Literacy Week" won an award for outstanding service to students, parents and families from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. NSLP and NeASFAA believe it is more critical then ever that college students have the information and tools they need to make good financial decisions that will help them achieve their dreams.