Galveston College Financial Aid

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Inceptia Financial Avenue

Galveston College has teamed up with Inceptia to give you a leg up on financial education via their online program, Financial Avenue. With Financial Avenue, the idea is to provide you with smart resources to help demystify the world of personal finance. Trust us – getting a handle on your money doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or restrictive. It’s all about empowering yourself with smart basics, and planning from there.

With Inceptia’s money mascot, the Knowl, as your trusty guide, you will have access to ten online courses that take  on big financial topics, including:

• Psychology of Money
• Foundations of Money
• College and Money
• FAFSA
• Loan Guidance
• Earning Money
• Credit and Protecting Your Money
• Spending and Borrowing
• Debt and Repayment
• Future of Your Money

We get it, sometimes financial education can be pretty boring and it doesn’t always make a lot of sense if you don’t  know how to put your knowledge into action. But, Financial Avenue keeps you on your toes with quizzes, videos, interactive tools, and action plans at the end of each course. With all these tools, we’ve made it pretty easy to know 
exactly what you can begin doing RIGHT NOW to put your financial knowledge to good use. After all, the Knowl says there’s no time like the present. 

The Knowl is here to help you get Knowl-edgeable about money 

Getting Started

Get started by setting up your private account at FinancialAvenue.org. Select your school’s state and city, then choose your school. Enter valid email address and select “I am a new user.” Input your full name, agree to the use policy, and click “Enroll in course.” Canvas will send a confirmation link to your email. You must click the link in this email to complete registration. Choose your password and timezone and click “register.”

Returning Users

Using your email address and password, you can return to your Financial Avenue account any time to review or finish courses, access tools and tips, and track your progress.

The Financial Avenue App is Available! 

If you haven't already, download the Canvas Student app for Android or iOS devices and click "Find my school.'

Then, search for "Inceptia" (the nonprofit org that created Financial Avenue). Be sure to click "Next" after you have typed in Inceptia. 

Finally, simply login to the app using your existing Financial Avenue email and password. For more detailed instructions, or to the login by using your QR for mobile login code, check out this handy guide. 

Follow the #Knowl

Also, the Knowl would appreciate it if you followed them @MoneyKnowl and #Knowl. The Knowl will be sure to make it worth your while by sharing tips, resources and strategies to help you become a Money Mastery Ninja. 

Questions & Support
Inceptia Customer Service
888.454.4668
InceptiaCS@inceptia.org

Contest Details 

The contest is for a $500 scholarship drawing. 

Complete the Financial Avenue modules with a score of 75% or higher on the module Post-Quizzes:

• Foundations of Money
• College and Money
• Future of Your Money

The contest will begin September 25, 2023 and end November 15, 2023. 

The winner will be announced Galveston College social media platforms. 

Student must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours to qualify for the scholarship drawing. 

Start your money knowledge journey here

WINNER Announced Fall 2022 - Bahaa Chreidi 

Scholarship Winner

 

Coming Soon Spring 2024!

Upcoming Financial Literacy Webinars for Students

The following Literacy Webinars are given by ECMC, a nonprofit corporation providing services in support of higher education finance, they assist students and families in their efforts to plan and pay for college.  Click on the links below to register. 

January 10

Recover From Your Holiday Spending
The holidays are over, and the reality of our overspending is starting to appear on our credit card and bank statements. You may feel overwhelmed and have buyer’s remorse. Now is not the time for panic and despair. The FAB team will discuss ways to get your budget back on track, create a plan to pay off that debt and to plan for the next holiday season. Register >

January 24

Scholarships 101
Scholarships are a great way to fund your education while minimizing the need for student loans. Every year, millions of scholarship dollars go unused simply because students think they don’t qualify. The truth is that while many scholarships are merit or need based, many are based on interest. In this session we will give participants tips on how to organize and search for scholarships, how to write a winning essay and ways to avoid scams. Register >

February 21

Financial Capability Month: What's Your Plan
April is National Financial Capability Month. Are you ready? It’s not too early to prepare! Join us as we discuss how you can take advantage of an entire month of promoting financial literacy on your campus and with your students. Register >

March 6

Financial Goal Setting
Thinking about financial goal setting may leave you feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed. Whether it’s establishing an emergency savings fund, buying your first home, or even planning for retirement, financial goal setting is an important step toward future financial success. In this webinar, we will talk about where to start, share examples of short-term vs. long-terms goals, and review helpful tools. Register >

March 20

Emotional Spending
Spending money during a period of heightened emotions, like stress or sadness can lead us to make money decisions that may not be in our best interest. Often, we end up purchasing unneeded items we regret and incurring unnecessary debt. In this session, we will look at emotional spending, what triggers it along with ways to overcome it. Register >

 

April is National Financial Literacy Month and we are here to support all of our students and the Galveston College community. This month is about raising awareness about the importance of financial education and empowering students to effectively manage their finances every day.

Presidential Proclamation--National Financial Literacy Month