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UCLA Financial Wellness Program

(The following workshops can be tailored based on your student organization, population and the time of year. Don't see what you're looking for? Still fill out a workshop request and tell us what topic you want!)

Undergraduates on A Bruin Budget
Undergraduates want to learn how to make the most out of their money while in school. Together, we will learn how to create a budget, navigate college costs, save money on housing, food and books. We will also share cool financial apps for your phone that you can use to track your goals.

Graduate School on A Bruin Budget
Let's talk about money as a graduate student! Together, we will cover the cost of education, creating a monthly budget, student loan tips, credit building, retirement/investment accounts and financial support resources on campus.

Understanding Your Finances - What Does Wellness Have to Do with It?
A self-reflection and dialogue space to examine our relationships to money, tools for coping with financial stress and entry level tips on budgeting, loans and credit.

Exploring Social Class Identity Development
An interactive workshop that examines theories behind our own social class identity development and how this may change overtime. Group discussion highly encouraged. Mental and emotional health resources provided.

Caring About Your Credit
How does a miss payment on a loan impact you? What goes into a credit score? How should I use a credit card? Find the answers to these questions and more!

What do I do if I am involved in a Data Breach?
Hearing that you may have been involved in a data breach may bring some uneasiness. Learn about tangible steps you can take to monitor your credit and protect your financial health.

Apartment Hunting Made Easy
Learn how to budget for an apartment, how to start looking for an apartment, and what to look out for before signing a lease.

Navigating Student Loans
Borrowing large amounts of money can be scary. Learn how to navigate this process from loan acceptance to repayment.

Graduation on a Budget
Graduation can be an exciting but also stressful time. Learn how to navigate the graduation process without breaking the bank.

Investing and Retirement Basics Version 1.0 and/or 2.0
Are you interested in investing but don’t know where to start? Get an understanding of the terms and know how you need to start investing!

Investing in the Art Market: From Historical Paintings to NFTs
In this workshop, we will share how to invest in the art market and how the process has shifted over time. This is led by our Debt Management Counselor, Lily Ball, who also has a degree in Art History. Lily discusses what art is, how to start investing in it, associated risks, benefits and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

Overcoming Our Debt
Learn the difference between good and bad debt and different methods for paying debt off. Figure out how to tackle what can seem like a mountain of debt!

Want to Learn How to Buy a Car/Home?
This is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime. Come learn about the tips and tricks dealers do not tell you about! This workshop is done in conjunction with the Wescom Credit Union.