Financial Literacy and Student Success

Affording your education can be easier than you may have thought with the appropriate planning and resources available. This is where financial literacy and preparedness comes in. Financial literacy is the ability for postsecondary students to use knowledge and skills to make good decisions related to budgeting, borrowing, and repayment strategies. Financial awareness resources can also help build your financial capability to make smart choices about reaching graduation, learning to stay within a budget, and promoting lifelong financial health. 

Have you ever heard of GradReady? 

We’re pleased to announce that UWSP has partnered with Ascendium Education Solutions™ to provide Attigo student success solutions through our on-line financial wellness resource, GradReady.

It's a free, interactive, online tool that offers video lessons, tools and tips to help you succeed financially, academically, and personally. This resource can be used before you even get to college, throughout your college career or even after you graduated. It contains different learning methods to appeal to anyone's preferred way of learning. And, it is free to anyone who wants to create an account! Yes, you heard us right!

We hope you'll take advantage of the resources offered here to help you manage your money, build budgets, learn more about loans and keep track of what you owe as well as other related student success topics! We have staff members who are eager to assist you with navigating these resources especially our free online financial literacy and student success tool, GradReady. Please take a moment to review these resources and contact us today if you have questions! 

Did you know...

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  • You can compare the cheapest phone plans for college students at Money SavingPro?
  • og in to to see more details about your financial aid in the "Aid Summary" section of your Dashboard? This easy to use feature provides a detailed view into aid you've received and displays:
    • Federal grants received
    • Student loan balance
    • Progress toward loan payoff
    • School enrollment history
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) qualifying payment count


How Financial Aid Works
Checklists for Academic and Financial Preparation
Understanding Credit
Loan Repayment

How to Accept Your Financial Aid Offer

Presentations and Guides