Thursday, March 10, 2011

Financial workshop coming for college-bound upperclassmen

NEW HAVEN - Higher One invites college-bound high school juniors and seniors in New Haven and their parents are invited to a workshop on Wed., April 13 from  6-7 pm, at the main branch of the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.

Mary K. Johnson, financial literacy and consumer advocacy manager at Higher One, will present “Becoming a Financially Literate College Student.” She will also announce a new scholarship opportunity available only to New Haven high school seniors who attend the workshop.

This workshop will offer students tips on avoiding the traps of overspending and credit card debt that can have painful consequences both during college and after graduation. Attendees will learn how to stay financially afloat with good money habits, including choosing and managing a bank account and creating a budget they can live with.

Parents will gain insight into the financial issues that college students must cope with for successful outcomes.

Those who attend this training will be eligible for Higher One’s $500 New Haven Community Book Scholarship. Guidelines and application forms will be available at the event.

With operations in New Haven and Oakland, Calif., Higher One provides a full array of financial services including refunds, payments and electronic billing to almost 700 institutions of higher education. The company also provides nearly 5 million students nationwide with a smart new way to manage their student loans and college expenses. Find out more at

Advance registration is required for the free workshop. Sign up online at or by calling the library at 203-946-8835.

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