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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








January 25, 2017 12:30 pm tp 1:30 pm SCC 336 Money Management: Responsible Education Funding and Repayment Strategies Lunch and Learn - Sponsored by Sallie Mae
February 9, 2017 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Main - Enrollment Center Foyer Financial Aid Awareness Month Resource table
February 28, 2017 12;30 pm to 1:30 pm ATC 221 America Saves-Savings Goals and Planning Lunch and Learn - Spponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union and PNC  Bank
April 4, 2017 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ATC Gradfest
April 19, 2017 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Ford Field House Money Smart Week With Finals Relaxers


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.