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Undergraduate Scholarships

Financial Planning

The University of Southern Mississippi is a registered affiliate of the below government financial literacy programs. We encourage students to utilize the financial literacy programs, worksheets, and hard copies provided by our office to make more informed decisions for your personal financing needs, college funding preparation, and career decisions. These topics include, but are not limited to information on credit, budgeting, investing, taxes, government benefits, career planning, buying large purchases, and more. Please, contact our office, if you would like more information on a specific topic or to schedule a workshop on a specific financial literacy subject. 

To request a financial literacy workshop, please complete the request form here. 

CashCourse is a free, online financial education resource provided by the National Endowment for Financial Education designed specifically for college and university students. Created with input from real students and universities, CashCourse equips students with information that helps them make informed financial decisions, from orientation to graduation and beyond.

  • Visit www.cashcourse.org and click "Register for a Free Account" under Students tab.
    Fill out the registration form and create a password.
  • Select Mississippi and University of Southern Mississippi from the dropdown menu.
  • Begin using the CashCourse website!

This program is under the National Endowment for Financial Education. SAM's Money Basics courses form the foundation for the rest of your personal finance journey. Each course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete and includes valuable tools and resources including worksheets, calculators, and quizzes. 

This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans. 

  • Making the most out of your money starts with five basic building blocks for managing and growing your money: earn, borrow, save and invest, spend, and protect. 
  • Visit https://www.mymoney.gov/Pages/default.218848 to learn more about these topics and how to apply them as you make day-to-day decisions and plan your financial goals. 

Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future is a personal finance education resource that presents an overview of wealth-building strategies for consumers, community leaders, teachers, and students.

This program is under the National Endowment for Financial Education. This resource can be used by prospective students, parents, and teachers to begin financial planning before arriving to college. 

  • Material is suitable for audiences in their teens and grades 8-12. Adult learners are welcome to access these materials and lesson plans. 
  • Visit https://www.hsfpp.org to register for free and access this award winning curriculum that has been lab tested.  

 

 

 

 

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Office of Undergraduate Scholarships
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118 College Drive #5011
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
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Phone
601.266.4540