Financial Wellness

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what is financial wellness and why is it important?

Many students have little to no financial literacy education. We want to change that!

Our mission is to educate students and their families in our community and on campus about important financial topics. The more you know, the better equipped you are to pay for college and start your career on a firm financial footing.

  • Schedule a presentation or interactive workshop  on topics from budgeting to managing debt. 
  • Invite us to visit your high school, local organization or college classroom.
  • Meet with us to start taking better control of your finances.

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Contact us with questions or to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss your financial plans.

Marty Pennington
Financial Wellness Counselor
419.530.6265
martin.pennington@utoledo.edu

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students at a table working on financial worksheets.Financial Wellness presentations and Workshops

Education is a critical part of financial wellness. Contact us to set up a presentation or interactive workshop for your students or families. 

For high schools and nonprofits

  • Preparing to pay for college
  • Money management
  • General personal finance topics and more!

For UToledo groups and students

  • Budgeting
  • Managing debt
  • Apartment hunting
  • Understanding your finances and more!

To request a workshop, email martin.pennington@utoledo.edu.


Financial Wellness Resources

Review our Student Success Financial Resources for help with on-campus financial issues — how to pay your bill, submit your FAFSA, apply for emergency aid and more. 

Budgeting

Saving

Employment

  • UToledo Career Services
  • Federal Work Study program
  • Tuition assistance. Many employers offer tuition assistance to employees. This is a great benefit. Check with your employer to see if they offer it. Or if you're looking for work, research companies that offer this benefit. Every company has its own requirements — what grades you need to get for full reimbursement or how long you have to continue working there after being reimbursed. Make sure you understand the requirements.

Living Situation

Living off campus is a great way to save money. (Note: Students who live outside of a 25-mile radius of campus must live on campus their first two years.)

  • Stay within your budget. Don't get sidetracked by pricey amenities and overspend!
  • Consider living with roommates. It will significantly lower your monthly bill.
  • Do your research. Know what deposits you will have to pay, whether utilities are included, how long the lease is for, etc.

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Rocket Financial Wellness Center

We could all use some help managing our money. Explore this virtual platform provided in partnership with Huntington Bank. You’ll find simple, helpful tools to improve your money management skills ― whether you’re a high school student, undergraduate or upperclassman ready to graduate.

  • How to pay for college
  • Managing student loans
  • Making a budget
  • And more

Rocket Financial Wellness Center

Last Updated: 10/14/22