Freshman Orientation: Financial Literacy Supports Student Success

Pop art image of two college students and the words, Your new students will face a variety of challenges during their college career, including important financial decisions that could follow them for years to come. Incorporating a personal money management session into your orientation program and seminar classes can help students make smart financial choices, which can boost retention at your campus.


Oklahoma Money Matters (OKMM) is the financial literacy initiative of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma College Assistance Program. The OKMM team cares about your students’ success. If you’re ready to add financial education to your orientation efforts, consider partnering with OKMM.


For 15 years, OKMM has delivered quality financial education to students attending Oklahoma’s colleges and universities. We teach students about living on a college budget, the value of saving money, understanding credit, preventing identity theft and managing student loans and financial aid. Our services are free and our program allows you to choose resource options that best meet your students’ needs. Choose from customizable presentations, online learning modules, downloadable lesson plans and activities and accessible tools, including an interactive budget calculator and online resource clearinghouse.


If you would rather do the teaching yourself, we can help with that, too. OKMM offers free train-the-trainer sessions and complementary publications to empower your staff or campus leaders to convey key financial education messages.


If you’re ready to talk about how OKMM can help your students improve their money management skills, contact Kelli Kelnar at 405.234.4313 or kkelnar@ocap.org. Workshops are subject to staff availability, so schedule yours today!


Kelli Kelnar

Assistant Director for Outreach Services

Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP)

P.O. Box 3000 | Oklahoma City, OK 73101-3000

kkelnar@ocap.org | www.ocap.org


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