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Financial Literacy

"The ability to use knowledge and skills to manage one's financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial security"

JumpStart Coalition

Date Time Location Event

September 5, 2017 (Tuesday)

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza

Student Life Club and Department Day

September 12, 2017 (Tuesday)

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sneden Hall

College Success Center Back 2 School

September 20, 2017 (Wednesday)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Student Center 336

Budgeting Workshop

October 16, 2017 (Monday)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Student Center 336

Business Networking Workshop

October 18, 2017 (Wednesday)

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sneden Hall


Raider to Raider Networking and Dining Etiquette with Cindy Brown, Hello West Michigan

November 13, 2017 (Monday)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Student Center 336

Promoting Healthy Credit

December 6, 2017 (Wednesday)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Student Center 366

Make up session for CLS and PY classes  - topic to be determined


January 17, 2018 (Wednesday)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Student Center 336

SALT and FAFSA Workshop

February 21, 2018 (Wednesday)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Student Center 336

America Saves Workshop


March 21, 2018 (Wednesday)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Student Center 336

Internships, Income and Careers with SALT


April 18, 2018 (Wednesday)

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Ford Field House

Money Smart Week with Finals Relaxers – Geocache for College Cash

There is more information available on repaying your student loans!

Online Resources

SALT is a dynamic, multichannel educational program provided by American Student Assistance that spans financing higher education and management of student loans, through the many financial decisions that students face after they leave school.

SALT educates, empowers and engages college students and young adults to truly own their finances, by making it immediately rewarding, easy, and fun to make smarter student loan and financial decisions. It’s offered free to students and alumni. More information on this program is available at, or by calling 855-469-2724.

If members have questions about their student loans, they can call a SALT loan counselor at 877-523-9473. GRCC Students can also contact a Loan Repayment Specialist in the Financial Aid Office at:

Veronica Beitner 616-234-2282

Becky Powell 616-234-3164

  • Self-guided online or instructor led financial program adults - FREE
  • Multi-generational for older students/alumni (Spanish or English) resource)

  • Categories for borrowers and parents - FREE

  • Resources for borrowers regarding financial wellness.