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Finance University

For the past 21 years, Finance University has brought a university-level immersion into the changing world of personal finance to West Virginia’s educators. The weeklong seminar provides educators with interactive presentations that build their own financial literacy, wh ile providing them with financial literacy tools and resources to help elementary, middle and high school-aged students to better understand personal finance. Experts from the region offer classroom tools and materials, online educational programming, and answer the questions that will change your understanding of personal finance.

In 2023, the CFLE partnered with PRA Group to host 50 teachers in Morgantown, WV for the event. Teachers enjoyed presentations from NextGen Personal Finance, the Federal Reserve Bank, FoolProof, EVERFI, the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia State Treasury's Office, and several others.

This year's event will again be sponsored by PRA Group and will feature presentations by some of last year's presenters and others.


The seminar:

  • is open to all primary and secondary educators free of cost
  • includes your hotel room, breakfast, lunch, and other fun activities!
  • is recognized as a best practice for teacher training by the U.S. Financial Literacy Education Commission (U.S. FLEC)
  • satisfies the West Virginia Department of Education’s requirements to attain the Personal Finance Education Specialist advanced credential (24.4.9)
  • offers three hours of professional development credit
If you are willing to take a week of your summer to learn more about earning, spending, saving, investing, and protecting your money, we are committed to helping you earn the credit hours and advanced credentials associated with this program. You are certain to build lasting friendships with your colleagues from all over the state and have the opportunity to share experiences with leading experts in their field.

For further information and questions, please contact Ann Marie Hibbert at  amhibbert@mail.wvu.edu.

Praise from Local Teachers

“This was one of the most enjoyable and beneficial professional development courses I have taken. Thank you all for everything! Incredibly well done!”

“THANK YOU so much for providing the opportunity to attend this amazing program. I truly hope I can attend again in future years and plan to recruit more of my coworkers to attend! Great job :)”

“Thank you so much for offering this program each year.  Every year there has been a reminder of something we covered in previous years and always new resources we can implement.”

“You guys did a GREAT job this year! This was one of the best I have been too. I learned so much and all the speakers were very interesting to listen to. Awesome job - can't wait for next year!”

“I loved the variety of finance topics. The resources were amazing again this year!”

"My experience was very pleasant, enjoyable, informative. Met new friends and interacted with old ones. I learned about many resources that I am excited to try with my students this year."

"Great pd session...strengthened current knowledge and broaden areas that I was limited in."

"Finance University was very organized and filled with great presenters, materials, and resources.  It was a great experience and I will be trying to attend again in the future.  Thank you for all the work and dedication that went into this."

"As a first year teacher, this seminar helped me to feel empowered with knowledge and teaching techniques to teach students personal finance skills which will last them a lifetime."

Photo of a Finance University conference session