Balancing on a Budget

Money signThis campus-wide financial wellness initiative is available to all UA students, because juggling finances as a student can be tricky.

Become financially fit!

Each month has a theme relating to financial wellness, and the programming within that month will relate to that theme. Every month you can participate in the webinar lead by topic experts, attend an in-person workshop, complete an at-home challenge and receive a newsletter full of tips and tricks.

The content learned in these sessions are applicable to the needs of college students and will prepare you for long-lasting financial wellness.

Giveaway Opportunities

The 2021-22 Balancing on a Budget program is sponsored by PNC Bank. ZipAssist will be giving away TEN $50 gift cards each semester. Join us for a live or recorded webinar to learn how you can win one of these incentives.

Getting Credit for Completing Tasks & Attending Events

If you plan to watch the webinar live, please register for the webinar at the links in the schedule below. A recorded version of each webinar will be posted on this website within 48 hours after it's presented if you are unable to watch the webinar live.

Miss a webinar? Watch it here!

To receive credit for watching these webinars (both live & recorded), email Taylor Sminchak three facts you learned or tips you plan to implement as a result of watching the webinar.

The at-home challenges will be released on the dates on the schedule below. They will be posted to this website but will also be emailed to students signed up for the newsletters.

  • To receive credit for completing the challenge, you will need to complete the required tasks and send the requested documentation to Taylor Sminchak.

The workshops will be hosted during the dates/times listed on the schedule below. Workshops provide you the opportunity to practice the content learned in the webinar at the beginning of the month. Activities (both individually and in groups) will be incorporated throughout the hour-long workshop.

  • To receive credit for attending, you must not be greater than 5 minutes late. Attendance will be taken at the end of the workshop so students cannot leave the workshop early.

At the end of each month, a newsletter will be emailed to you. These newsletters will summarize the content presented throughout the month as well as tips, tricks, and resources. 

  • You will need to sign up to receive the monthly newsletters here. You only need to sign up for the newsletters once. If you no longer wish to receive monthly newsletters, email Taylor Sminchak requesting to be removed from the list.

Balancing on a Budget 2021-22 schedule

SEPTEMBER

Budgeting Tips & Tricks

WEBINAR: Sept. 1 at noon REGISTER HERE

Money related images to accent UA's financial wellness program

NEWSLETTER: Sept. 30


OCTOBER

Eating Healthy on a Budget

WEBINAR: Oct. 6 at noon REGISTER HERE

NEWSLETTER: Oct. 29


NOVEMBER

Holiday Spending & Saving

WEBINAR: Nov. 3 at noon WATCH HERE

NEWSLETTER: Nov. 24


DECEMBER

Money related images to accent UA's financial wellness programAvoiding & Reducing Debt

WEBINAR Dec. 1 at noon WATCH HERE

NEWSLETTER: Dec. 22


JANUARY

Saving for Emergencies

WEBINAR Jan. 12 at noon WATCH HERE

NEWSLETTER: Jan. 31


FEBRUARY

Understanding Your Spending Problem

WEBINAR Feb. 2 at noon REGISTER HERE

NEWSLETTER: Feb. 28


MARCH

Establishing Credit

WEBINAR Mar. 2 at noon REGISTER HERE

NEWSLETTER: Mar. 31


APRIL

Avoiding the Spending Leak

WEBINAR Apr. 6 at noon REGISTER HERE

NEWSLETTER: Apr. 29