Every year, during the half block in January, Bridge Scholars are invited to participate in a Basic Financial Management program. Students spend 9 mornings enrolled in EC111 Basic Financial Management supplemental course and participate in afternoon financial literacy workshop hosted by the Office of Financial Aid. The morning EC111 is open to all CC students as a half block course. The afternoon financial literacy and planning workshops are only for Bridge Scholars Program students.
Between the morning class and the afternoon workshops, we will cover
analysis of personal budget
goal setting for the college years
financial aid 101: Grants, loans, work, paperwork and more
managing employment, earning, saving, and spending while in college
tax planning and filing your own taxes
planning to finance large purchases
protecting assets and income
analyzing investment information
planning for retirement
When students complete both EC111 and the afternoon workshops, they can receive up to an additional $200 supplement to their aid package.