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Students attend Brock University Literacy Fair

Oct 23, 2020
A day designed to create a better understanding of finances.

For university and College students, few things cause more stress than finances. And for incoming students, few things cause more confusion.

Hoping to fix that problem, Brock University’s Student Accounts and Financial Aid will hosted a Financial Literacy Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

The free event was open to current and future Brock students, as well as anyone in the wider Niagara community who wanted to strengthen their financial well-being and knowledge.

The Financial Literacy Fair involved a wide range of Brock departments and external partners who had information booths set up in Thistle Hallway Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The top two reasons for why students don’t graduate are financial barriers and mental health. And often these two things are related,” said Audrianna Kervoelen, Student Financial Services Officer. “We came up with this idea to help with retention and to change the culture at Brock to one of financial literacy.”

She said students will be taught the importance of planning, budgeting and learning about what OSAP pays for.

“We want to educate our students when it comes to their personal financial well-being and give them the tools to deal with whatever comes up during their tenure at Brock,” she said.

PCHS students were invited to take part in the fair to help alleviate concerns over financial barriers stopping them from attending post-secondary education.

Financial literacy sessions were also  running throughout the day in a number of locations across campus.

The Financial Literacy Fair is the first of what is expected to be a series of events to help educate students and the community about the issue.