University of Wisconsin–Madison

SoHE Financial Life Skills – CS 111 (Fresh/Soph)

Students in a small group discussion

There are still seats available in the School of Human Ecology’s 1-credit Financial Life Skills Course – this specific section is geared towards freshmen and sophomores.  The Financial Life Skills program is offered to provide the knowledge and tools needed to successfully manage personal finances during and after college.

These are blended courses with multi-media lectures online and practical applications in class.  FLS utilizes peer educators along with consumer finance professionals to furnish students with a high-engagement experience. In the classroom students are assigned to small pods (5-7 students) headed up by a peer educator. An Instructor who guides the course content and discussions runs each class.

Topics covered include financial value and empowerment, your mind and money, banking and insurance basics, and taxes.