The Financial Literacy Center (FLC) exists to provide personal finance and money management education to UW-W students and the campus community. Free virtual coaching session appointments are available and encouraged for you to obtain a better understanding of their personal finances. Whether you want to create a budget, learn to build and manage credit, make a plan to pay for your education, or understand student loan repayment, the FLC is here to provide financial information and resources during your time at UW-Whitewater.
Recently, the FLC published Being Money Smart at UW-W for students to obtain money smart tips while attending UW-Whitewater. Click on the link for over 55 pages of money management tips from other UW-W students on topics like employment, food, housing, transportation, financial basics, and more. In addition, if you have helpful hints to add, be sure to comment, and the Peer Financial Educators will review for addition to the guide.
Last spring, the FLC collaborated with CLD and Financial Aid to develop a guide for our graduating students. Check out the Guide for Warhawk Graduates: Career & Financial Tips to Help You Succeed.
Financial Specialist: Jamie Busse
2020-2021 Peer Financial Educator: Jacob Knox
Jake is a senior at UW-Whitewater and is double-majoring in Finance and Information Technology. He will be graduating in the spring of 2021 and wants to work as a financial planner. Jake wanted to be a PFE to learn more about financial literacy, and be able to help other students manage their money effectively. In addition, he wanted to gain experience working one-on-one and presenting to others. Outside of work and school, Jake loves all Wisconsin sports, the Chicago Blackhawks, racing, working on cars, and playing golf.
2020-2021 Peer Financial Educator: Weston Katula
Jake is a sophomore at UW-Whitewater with the intention of majoring in Finance in the College of Business and Economics. He is interested in finance and enjoys assisting others with their finances, helping to develop budgets, and developing peers understanding of everyday finances. By being able to help students financially he feels he gains insight and knowledge as to what other students have to work with financially. Having his own financial struggles growing up and being able to overcome them, he simply wants to spread the knowledge and help as much as he can. On Weston's free time he enjoys working out, watching sports, watching informational videos, and reading.
If interested in becoming a Peer Financial Educator for the 2021-2022 academic year, applications are planning to be made available upon the return to campus this fall. Applications will be available both here and on Handshake in September of 2021.
The Financial Literacy Center welcomes scheduled virtual appointments. Our staff is available to meet with students year-round during regular office hours. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, in-person appointments are being postponed until further notice.
Drop in appointment times have been suspended till Fall 2021!
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hyer Hall, Room 104