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The Peer Financial Counseling Program utilizes peer-to-peer mentoring to help students manage their finances, increase their understanding of financial concepts, and provide resources/support. The overall goal of the program is to empower students to achieve long-term healthy financial habits by enhancing financial literacy.

The Peer Financial Counseling Program conducts webinars on various financial literacy topics. Email announcements are sent out monthly.

Available Financial Literacy Topics:

  • Budgeting
  • Savings
  • Credit & Credit Scores
  • Debt & Debt Payoff
  • Student Loans
  • Leasing Smart
  • Investments & Retirement
  • Personal Finance Basics
  • Financial Literacy for Graduating Seniors

To schedule a Peer Financial Counseling Presentation or Workshop please reach out to [email protected].

The OSFA Peer Financial Counseling Program is currently accepting appointments for financial literacy inquiries from UGA students. Click here to schedule a one-on-one meeting via Zoom with a UGA Peer Financial Counselor.

Schedule of Upcoming Events:

Credit Reports, Credit Scores, & Credit Cards
February 19, 2024 at 4:00 PM

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) is conducting a general information session that may be of interest to students looking to increase their financial literacy of how credit works and how to use credit cards properly. Please join us Wednesday, November 15th at 1:00 PM for “Credit Reports, Credit Scores, & Credit Cards” presented by the OSFA Peer Financial Counseling Program. During this webinar, you will learn the following information:

  • Credit reports vs. credit scores
  • What’s in a credit report?
  • The major credit bureaus
  • Who uses your credit report?
  • What is a credit report used for?
  • Where can I get my credit report?
  • Credit report mistakes & identity theft
  • What is a credit score?
  • What does your credit score impact?
  • How to properly use credit cards
  • How do you start building credit?
  • Credit myths
  • Debt payoff strategies
  • Your credit rights

Please visit the following link for registration:

February 19, 2024 at 4:00 PM

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