Contact Us

Kathy Sweedler
Extension Educator, Consumer Economics
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
sweedler@illinois.edu

Ya Ning Katherine Mei
Program Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
ymei4@illinois.edu

Financial Wellness For College Students

Financial Wellness For College Students

The Financial Wellness program aims to help University of Illinois students learn to manage their money effectively and make wise financial decisions.Financial decisions that young people make while in college can have a significant impact on their lives for many years.

Services

The U of I Extension Financial Wellness program provides outreach education that includes:

- One-on-one financial management assistance,
- Presentations to campus clubs and organizations as well as campus staff,
- A resource center with helpful financial education materials,
- Referral to related financial community and University services, and
- Other creative financial education outreach efforts targeted to students.


All services to students are free. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Katherine Mei at (217) 333-7672 or email ymei4@illinois.edu.

Let us help with your money questions! 

Financial Wellness Peer Educators are available to work one-on-one with individuals with personal money management, such as:

  • Managing and organizing expenses
  • Building credit history
  • Paying down debts
  • Understanding loans

To schedule your appointment with a Peer Educator, please email us at financial.wellnessuie@gmail.com. (See Request A Presentation or Workshop for more information). 

All discussions are confidential. Also, peer educators are available to do presentations to campus clubs and organizations on financial topics such as budgeting and credit management.

Looking for a presentation or workshop for your student group?

Peer Educators are available to present to your group for FREE. Send your presentation or workshop request to Financial.WellnessUIE@gmail.com. (See Schedule An Appointment for more information).

What We Can't Do

Students with problems that require legal assistance, in-depth counseling, or mediation with business will be referred to appropriate community and university services.

Drop by with a question, to look through our resources, or to become more familiar with our services. We're looking forward to seeing you!

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