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UAF Financial aid office presents Financial Sense Day


Fairbanks, Alaska—The University of Alaska Fairbanks financial aid office is offering a full day of free seminars to increase financial literacy among current and future university students.

Financial Sense Day will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wood Center on the UAF campus. It will include workshops and seminars designed to help students pay for school, create a budget, file for taxes and deal with other financial responsibilities. There will also be two evening sessions at the UAF Community and Technical College in downtown Fairbanks: “Paying for College” at 6 p.m. and “Discover You Money Personality” at 7 p.m. All seminars are free and open to the public.

Sessions begin at 9 a.m. There are four sessions during the day with several to choose from each hour. Some panels are offered more than once. This is the third year the financial aid office has held the event.

9 a.m. panels include: “Living on Less,” “Money Skills,” “Money Management Tools”

10:15 a.m. panels include: “Paying for College,” “Understanding Personal Finance”

11:30 a.m. panels include: “Writing a Scholarship Essay,” “Getting Out of Debt”

12:45 p.m. panels include: “Money Realities,” “Tax Filing”

From noon – 2 p.m., financial aid experts will also be on hand to help students complete financial aid applications and the FAFSA. The computer lab at CTC will be open from 6 – 8 p.m. for the same purpose.
Visit www.uafnews.com to download a complete schedule of events.

ON THE WEB: http://www.uaf.edu/finaid/

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