Created by the WPI Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy, “Dollars and Sense” provides useful information to students about personal finance and important financial aid deadlines.
The WPI Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy wants to provide WPI students and community members with information regarding building financial knowledge. Here, you will find resources about better understanding your finances and assisting with making informed decisions, both during college and after graduation.
In addition, we offer workshops and events throughout the year aimed at understanding personal finance, such as “ID Theft & Credit Repair,” “Homebuyer Workshop,” “Student Loans: What You Need to Know About Repayment," and more. Check out our calendar to find upcoming events, or learn about past workshops.
G-FIT (Gompei's Financial Intelligence Training)
Gompei’s Financial Intelligence Training (G-FIT) provides students with a basic overview of the knowledge and skills needed to manage their money during and after college. The objective of this series is to help students develop a sense of comfort, control, and confidence when handling personal financial matters. G-FIT consists of 6 sessions with information detailing budgeting, banking, credit, investing, debt, and identity theft.
Students have the option of attending individual sessions as their schedules allow or participating in the G-FIT certificate program.
September 19, 2017, 4-5 pm: Budgeting for College Students
October 3, 2017, 4-5 pm: Banking Basics
October 10, 2017, 4-5 pm: Credit & Credit Cards
November 7, 2017, 4-5 pm: Investing Made Easy
November 14, 2017, 4-5 pm: Identity Theft
February 6, 2018, 4-5 pm: Debt & Repayment
*In order for students to receive their G-FIT certificate they must complete a pre and post assessment and attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions offered.
To register or if you have any questions: Please email FinLit@wpi.edu.
Be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date on all the exciting things the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy is doing! Facebook & Twitter @WPIFinancialAid
Financial Literacy Fair
On February 23, 2016, the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy, in partnership with Country Bank, held our first financial literacy fair! We hosted financial experts on a variety of different topics, including Employment Benefits, Transportation, Budgeting, Insurance, Housing, Credit, Student Loans, Fraud Prevention, Saving & Investing, and Career Development. We were blown away by the success and feedback. We had almost 300 students in attendance, and all were engaged, interested, and eager to learn. We had amazing feedback from students, volunteers, administration, and state government officials! Thank you to everyone who was involved!