April is Financial Literacy Month – Sponsored by PNC Bank

Dollars and Sense at NC State is a financial wellness program committed to educating NC State students, faculty and staff on managing finances and addressing financial concerns unique to college life. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain lifelong financial wellness. During the month of April, there will be a series of workshops and events free to all students, faculty and staff at NC State to attend. Click on each event to add them to your calendar!

FREESources Fair
THUR, APRIL 2, 11:00am-2:00pm – Wolf Plaza

Stop by Wolf Plaza to see the various NC State services and resources that are FREE for our students. Win prizes and grab swag!

Sponsored by Student Services Center

Saving Money While Abroad
THUR, APRIL 2, 4:00pm-5:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

This session will discuss the practical aspects of cutting costs while abroad. Topics covered will include budgeting, exchange rates, using cash vs. cards, avoiding scams, getting cheaper flights and more! Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to get the best possible experience abroad with limited funds.  

Sponsored by Office of Global Engagement

Charge it Right!
TUES, APRIL 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3285 Talley Student Union

We pay for most everything with credit. Do you have a credit card that is right for you? A representative from PNC Bank will show you the smart and responsible way to use credit cards as well as help determine which card is best for you.

Sponsored by PNC Bank

Retirement 101
TUES, APRIL 7, 5pm-6pm – 4280 Talley Student Union

While this topic is years away for you, get a jump start on the basics regarding your financial well-being after being employed. Join Poole College of Management lecturer, Chris Littel, as he breaks down the fundamentals of retirement and how you can start planning today.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense at NC State

Save Your Green by Going Green
WED, APRIL 8, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3285 Talley Student Union

Going green is good for the planet and can also be good for your wallet. The NC Stewards from the University Sustainability Office will share tips on sustainable actions that can save you money!

Sponsored by University Sustainability Office

Money Basics After Graduation
WED, APRIL 8, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

NC State’s own Melissa Hart, Personal Finance Instructor, shares tools you will need to manage your finances after graduation. She will share a “TOP 10” list of financial tips and tricks as you transition from college. All are welcome, but a must-see for seniors!

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense at NC State

You Have Student Health Insurance…Now What!?
THUR, APRIL 9, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 4280 Talley Student Union

Networks, copays and premiums, OH MY!! You have health insurance but what exactly does that mean for you financially? Caroline Brady of NC State’s Student Health Services will cover insurance terms, your benefits, tips and tricks, and how you can utilize your insurance in a way that works for you!

Sponsored by Student Health Services

Drive and Park Smart!
MON, APRIL 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

Are you wondering why you pay to park? A representative from NC State Transportation talks about managing the rising cost of parking and how to tackle parking tickets…or better yet, tips to avoiding them completely.

Sponsored by NC State Transportation

The Path to Success: Graduating in four Years
MON, APRIL 13, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Trying to get in and get out with a degree in four years? Join us for the hour-long conversation on how to successfully complete your degree on time and the financial benefits of doing it.

Sponsored by TRIO Programs


A Roof Over Your Head
TUES, APRIL 14, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3285 Talley Student Union

Considering living off-campus next year? Not sure what you are getting yourself into in terms of renting an apartment? A representative from PNC Bank will discuss useful tips to save your money but still find a suitable living arrangement as a college student.

Sponsored by PNC Bank


Make Your Start-Up a Success
TUES, APRIL 14, 5pm-6pm – 4280 Talley Student Union

Turn your “lemonade stand” story into a profitable reality. Join Poole College of Management lecturer, Chris Littel, as he discusses all there is to know about getting your business ideas off the ground and on the financial map.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense at NC State

Get the Most Bang for Your Book!
WED, APRIL 15, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

Don’t let textbook prices scare you. A bookstore representative will address the rising costs of books (and supplies) and provide tips on selling your textbooks back to maximize your potential extra cash. 

Sponsored by NC State Bookstores


Student Loans: The Roadmap to Repayment
WED, APRIL 15, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Take the mystery out of how to repay your student loans. Michelle Thompson, Senior Associate Director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, will help you understand how to repay your student loans while saving time and money. She will explain loan forgiveness, repayment plans, how to make payments and what to do if you cannot afford your payments.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense at NC State


Setting Financial Goals
TUES, APRIL 21, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3285 Talley Student Union

Spending habits all over the place? Taking control of your financial life requires planning. A representative from PNC Bank will help you understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan. Come and learn how the smallest changes can truly create the biggest bang for your buck.

Sponsored by PNC Bank

Cyber Security – Protect Yourself!
WED, APRIL 22, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

Avoid the scams and trickery of online hackers. The team from NCSU OIT (Office of Information Technology) will provide tips and tricks on how to protect yourself online.

Sponsored by NCSU OIT