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Rowdy Cents program teaches UTSA students how to manage their money

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(Aug. 9, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services recently launched a new website for Rowdy Cents, a financial literacy and money management program to provide students with expert resources for their financial decisions. It serves as a supplement to the extensive resources that Rowdy Cents currently provides for the UTSA community.

The website provides a plethora of helpful links and information for students looking to engage in successful money management techniques. Students can visit the website to learn more about how to spend their money wisely, how to create comprehensive spending plans and reduce loan debt, and even plan ahead for life after college.

Rowdy Cents is a free service for UTSA students that offers face-to-face meetings and presentations for students to discuss and teach money management skills specific to their academic classifications.

>> The program also provides workshops regarding spending plans, the basics of establishing good credit, loan repayment and other financial matters. UTSA faculty can request a Rowdy Cents presentation for their classroom by submitting a presentation request form.

"We want our Roadrunners to live like college students now, rather than after they graduate," said Lara Crouch, financial aid outreach specialist. "Our hope is that they utilize the resources Rowdy Cents offers to create a spending plan, find the deals and steals to cut their expenses, and maintain good credit and spending habits."

More than 8,600 students have been assisted since Rowdy Cents was revamped in fall 2012. The program was created to address an increase in debt incurred by students as a result of an increase in the national student loan debt. Its goal is to substantially increase student retention and graduation rates, while also aiding students in decreasing the amount of student-loan debt they incur on a case-by-case basis.

Rowdy Cents recently expanded its services into the surrounding community by offering financial literacy presentations to local high schools free of charge. This fall, the program also will offer presentations tailored for graduating high school seniors and juniors about the importance of mastering money to success in college.

>> For financial tips and resources, visit the Rowdy Cents website or the Rowdy Cents Facebook page.

>> Community members or UTSA faculty members interested in booking Rowdy Cents for presentations can contact Lara Crouch at 210-458-2803.

 

 

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Wednesday, May 4, 5 p.m.

School Psychology Symposium and Reception

Student posters will present case studies based on practicum experiences, literature reviews on topics relevant to educational psychology, and other research experiences this year. The event is free and open to the public.
Durango Building (1.124), Downtown Campus

Thursday, May 5, 5 p.m.

String Project Spring Concert

This end-of-semester concert will feature the 3rd through 8th grade students who have participated in the UTSA String Project this year. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Theater, Downtown Campus

Friday, May 6, 8 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy, Curtis Vaughan Observatory invites everyone to join them for their monthly stargazing event on top of the Flawn Science Building
Flawn Science Building, Curtis Vaughan Observatory, Main Campus

Monday, May 9, 8 a.m.

The Honeynet Project Workshop

This three-day event will focus on the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks. Attendees from around the world will take part in world-class hands-on trainings and technical discussions.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Thursday, May 12, 4 p.m.

Master of Public Administration Open House

Visit with faculty, alumni and students to discuss the benefits of and requirements for a Master Degree in Public Administration and/or the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration & Leadership
Buena Vista Building (1.338), Downtown Campus

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony One

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Sciences.
Alamodome

Saturday, May 14, 4 p.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony Two

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Business, the College of Public Policy and University College.
Alamodome

Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony Three

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Alamodome

Wednesday, May 18, 3 p.m.

The Great Staff Appreciation Event

The UTSA community is invited to honor the roughly 2,600 UTSA staff members who contribute to the success of the university and its students.
University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m.

Superintendent Certification Program Information Session

Join UTSA faculty and staff, current students, and area central office administrators/program alumni to learn about this exciting accelerated and web-enhanced program leading to Texas Superintendent Certification. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Building (1.322), Downtown Campus


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