Introducing new updates to the GradSense Website
As part of the “Enhancing Student Financial Education” Best Practice project, CGS project staff have been working to enhance the GradSense website by responding to suggestions made by graduate students on site visits to 15 research partner universities. We want to draw your attention to the newly created Budget Calculator in the new Cost of Living section. This tool is designed with students in mind and allows them to view possible budgeting scenarios. Students enter their available funds, monthly and one-time expenses, and then receive an output of where they stand financially along with helpful budgeting advice. The addition of this tool will help graduate and undergraduate students make wise financial decisions that will support their long term academic and professional career goals.
Financial Literacy Seminar – Wed, April 22, 2015
This week, we also have a Financial Literacy Seminar coming up. The seminar would be advice for graduate students on “Managing student debt & building resources for your future“. Don’t forget to RSVP! Here are the event details: Date: April 22, 2015 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Venue: UMBC Commons 331 Speakers: Shanna Smith AVP Branch Manager, Catonsville Branch, PNC Leslie McSweeney Campus Relations Manager, PNC.
RSVP HERE on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/events/29319
If you do not have a UMBC ID, you may RSVP in the comment section below, with your name, school, and department, and we will add you to the list.
If you are unable to attend in person, we have set up a live webcast.
Here are the links: YouTube: http://youtu.be/k3cyjUbLBcY GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/events/c4p0jfeu4ufjkuh4bolvg3g879o
Feel free to return to this site and watch from here.
— Piyush Waradpande Graduate Assistant, PROMISE AGEP