• A student is working on their Ipad at the Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness Center.

    Where do you stand?

    Test your personal financial knowledge.

  • Todd Mora, program manager, is presenting to students in the main room.

    What we do

    We are dedicated to advancing financial well-being.

  • A photo of Todd Sanford, on his plaque in entrance of the Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness.

    Todd Sanford

    Realizing his vision for financial wellness.

  • A laptop with the Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness Center logo displayed.

    Community impact

    The Sanford Center impacts hundreds of high school students through outreach programs like the Financial Reality Fair.

Located within the Haworth College of Business, the Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness promotes the financial fitness of Southwest Michigan communities and in turn increases retention, recruitment and graduation rates for Western Michigan University.

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Craft your career

At the Haworth College of Business, students craft their careers with experiences that take them outside the classroom and their comfort zones, leading to increased confidence and job opportunities. Hear from Makenna—in her own words—about how WMU Haworth has supported her. 

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  • 53% of Americans report feeling anxious about their personal finances.

  • 42% of Americans admit to engaging in expensive credit card behavior.

  • 42% of Americans with outstanding student loans say they have been late with a payment.

  • Only 34% of Americans could correctly answer 4 out 5 basic financial literacy questions.


  • Todd Mora, wearing a blue checked shirt, teaching a class

    Financial fun in the summertime

    Students taking part in the Dollars and Sense camp this summer learned valuable lessons about financial principles.

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  • Professional photo of Jamauri Bogan seated, wearing gray suit

    Alumnus mentors others to plan for future

    Alumnus and entrepreneur Jamauri Bogan makes time to mentor young people in financial literacy.

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  • Student stands outside wearing a suit with arms crossed in front of chest

    Master of Science in Finance

    The Department of Finance and Commercial Law is expected to launch a Master of Science in Finance in fall of 2022.

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    Business magazine

    Meeting disruption with innovation and resilience: The 2021 edition of Business magazine showcases the many high points of the past academic year at WMU Haworth.

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