UTSA hosts Financial Fitness Fairs at Downtown and Main campuses

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(Jan. 28, 2010)--The UTSA Graduation Initiative and the Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services will host UTSA's first Financial Fitness Fairs on Feb. 2 at the Downtown Campus and Feb. 4 at the Main Campus.

As part of Financial Aid Awareness Month and National America Saves Month, the events are 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Frio Street Building commons, Downtown Campus, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 at the University Center first floor near the bookstore, Main Campus. There will be pizza and other giveaways, and students can enter drawing for prizes including an iPod Nano and scholarships.

The fairs will provide information on financial management, good personal finance behaviors for college students, and the financial benefits of staying on campus for events, recreation and business services. There also will be information on financial aid and scholarships for next year.

At the fairs, students can grab play money in the Cash Cube Air Chamber. Some of the play money will be marked for prizes, such as discount food coupons for campus vendors and other items contributed by sponsors.

The event sponsors include the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs and Frost Bank.

For more information contact Linda Chalmers at 210-458-6822 or 210-458-4687.