Towson celebrates financial literacy with first annual FinanceFest
Event will provide students with free tax prep, FAFSA assistance and credit report analysis
TOWSON, Md. (March 28, 2011)—April is National Financial Literacy Month of April, and to kick things off the Student Government Association is hosting Towson University’s first FinanceFest on Wednesday, March 30.
Services offered include free federal and Maryland state income tax preparation for students, assistance with FAFSA, free credit reports and analysis, and saving and budgeting tips. The TU Investment Group will also be there to offer advice on how to analyze, select and manage monetary investment.
"FinanceFest will help students better understand their own current financial situation as well as how their decisions can impact their future," says Melissa Groves, associate professor of economics.
"If students leave the event knowing how to protect their personal information and to regularly check their credit report, then I believe the program will have made a real difference."
FinanceFest will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the University Union Chesapeake Rooms. Admission is free and open to all TU students, faculty, staff, parents and community members.