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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy, Educational Planning and Outreach is a single point of service to assist Western Michigan University students, families and the local community with financial guidance.

Our goal is to ease the financial aid process for you and your family as you seek guidance, counseling and advice regarding your personal finances. We utilize a holistic and inclusive approach to facilitate financial literacy and educational planning that positively impacts your college experience. We know a strong correlation exists between academic success, retention and financial literacy skills, and our unit plays a critical role in all three.

Your financially stable future starts here

Get comprehensive financial advising, presentations, peer-to-peer services and additional campus resources to help you overcome financial emergencies and develop an adequate financial well-being lifestyle.

We can provide support in:

  •  Student loans, debt and repayment.
  •  Credit basics.
  •  Budgeting, saving and investing.

Our office collaborates with other departments across campus and local community organizations to maximize the resources and services we offer.

Please contact us at for more information.

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Stay the course with the Navigator Network

Take advantage of our Navigator Network, which is made up of professionals and students ready to provide individualized support across your academic, financial and well-being needs. Learn more about what these navigators can do for you and who they are by exploring the network.

Explore the Navigator Network  

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Financial literacy events

Our financial literacy events are part of our outreach efforts to promote exploration of educational pathways, financial aid, scholarships and experience-driven learning opportunities to all of our students.

Learn more about our outreach efforts  

Submit a financial literacy and events request form  

WMU fosters financial literacy in all students