Hillsboro, Texas — This month, Hill College is featuring programs and activities to promote financial literacy awareness.
In the summer of 2020, Hill College launched the Focus on Financial Fitness program. Goals of this program include students graduating with less debt and who are more educated on personal finance, including differentiating various types of financial aid and learning the benefits of budgeting, saving, and planning for the future.
Students have several resources available to them through www.hillcollege.edu/ffc, including Schoology, an online learning system; discussion groups; and additional resources such as the ability to schedule one-on-one appointments with staff regarding their financial well-being.
“Financial fitness is an important part of Hill College’s mission to graduate students who are ready for the real world. Learning how to manage finances, be aware of financial opportunities, and planning for the future are key to student success. Hill College is dedicated to a wholistic approach to student education and overall well-being for future success. Our online resources for students are a tremendous asset and we encourage students to utilize the resources at their disposal,” said Hill College Vice President of Student Services Lizza Ross.
Both the Hill County and Johnson County campuses have dedicated student resource rooms that provide free personal care items, basic school supplies, drinks, nonperishable food items, and more—all free to students with a valid college ID.
Multiple events are being held on all campuses during the month of April, including scavenger hunts, online activities and group discussions, and the opportunity for students to win gift cards and other prizes through in-person and social media trivia events, as well as tips on financial resources.
In conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, the Texas Heritage Museum is featuring the exhibit “Currency During Wartime as Art & as Artifacts,” which runs through May 18, 2023, and features representations of currency from the mid-19th through mid-20th centuries and addresses various topics on financial education.
For more information on Financial Fitness at Hill College, please visit www.hillcollege.edu/ffc or email FFCinfo@hillcollege.edu.