Penn State Scranton students now have access to financial literacy resources

Books and brochures on financial wellness on a table in the admissions office

A new tool is being offered at Penn State Scranton to help students gain important financial literacy skills. Available in the Admissions office (Dawson 5) are several financial wellness resources provided by the Penn State Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center. Students can take, read and return or keep different books about making smart money choices.

Credit: River Backman

DUNMORE, Pa. — Students at Penn State Scranton now have a new resource to help them gain important financial literacy skills thanks to Penn State’s Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center. A financial resources information kiosk has been set up in the admissions office in Dawson 5 and is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Informational resources are being provided to all University campuses by the center. These resources include several books about making and saving money, being smart with money, and managing debt. Students may take, borrow or keep whichever books they choose. The center hopes that by providing these resources, students will learn to make smart decisions regarding money and set themselves up for future financial success.

Additionally, the center is hosting a series of financial literacy webinars this spring that are available to all Penn State students. The series take place on Tuesdays at noon, with the schedule as follow:

  • Salary Negotiation: Feb. 20
  • Saving and Investing: March 5
  • Money and Relationships: March 19
  • Homebuyer Education: April 2
  • Student Loans: Borrowing, Repayment, and Forgiveness: April 16
  • After Graduation: April 30

Click here to access the Zoom links for the events.

Visit for more information and sign up to be added to the student listserv. Other available services include scheduling one-on-one coaching sessions, self-study modules, and a mentoring program.