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Center for Financial Literacy and Education

The Center for Financial Literacy and Education promotes financial literacy and education in the state of West Virginia. There is a clear need for increasing the financial literacy across the state of West Virginia, as well as within West Virginia University. The question is how to change behavior in a way to improve financial decision-making. The first step in that process is to empower individuals to make better financial decisions by arming them with the tools and confidence to better plan for their financial futures.

Our goals

The Center for Financial Literacy and Education will be capable of handling the diverse activities needed to promote the general welfare of the citizens of the state and the staff, faculty, and students of WVU by providing them with educational resources and outreach programs with certified financial planners for a reduced or no charge basis.

Current Programs

The Center has created a partnership with WVU Athletics to create seminars and a 200-level course in personal finance to help student athletes better understand their current financial situation and better plan for their future financial goals (both for those who will play at the pro-level and those who will not). 

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Outreach

We offer seminars, training materials, lunch and learn sessions all based around topics and issues related to financial planning. 

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Finance University

Finance University brings a university-level immersion into the changing world of personal finance to West Virginia’s educators. Experts from the region will offer classroom tools and materials, online educational programming, and answer questions that may change your understanding of personal finance.

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