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San Jacinto College
News Release
Thursday, July 07, 2011

San Jacinto College to host financial literacy workshops


HOUSTON — The San Jacinto College (SJC) financial aid department will host financial literacy workshops for SJC students beginning Thursday, July 14. The workshops will cover basic money management skills and key strategies for financial success.


“The financial literacy workshops are designed to educate students on making smart financial decisions while sharing practical personal finance lessons,” said Sonia Townsend, South campus financial aid coordinator. “The goal of the workshops are to motivate students to take a positive and a proactive approach to their finances. Students will leave the workshop armed with a working knowledge of basic financial planning, financial goal setting, and how to create a spending plan. We want our students to be able to make smart financial decisions and to accomplish both their academic and financial goals.”           


There will be a morning and afternoon session for each workshop with the same material covered at each session. All first-time financial aid appeal students are required to attend one of the workshop sessions. Scheduled workshop dates include:


July 14 - South campus Interactive Learning Center (ILC), room 1118, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.


July 25 - Central campus ILC, room T-155, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.


July 27 - North campus ILC, room NILC 205, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.


August 4 - South campus ILC, room 1112, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.


The South campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston; the Central campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena; and the North campus is located at 5800 Uvalde Road in Houston. For more information on the financial literacy workshops, please call 281-929-4654.


About San Jacinto College: Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for 50 years. The College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of more than 29,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career-track choices. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College. Your Goals.Your College.


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