Hiram College


It’s a grade that dictates colleges students’ life long after graduation: the credit score.

Hiram College students are invited to attend a financial literacy workshop “Understanding What Your Credit Score Means,” at 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2014, in Dix Dining Hall. Jeff Johnston, director of business development at Sallie Mae, will lead the talk. This workshop is part of a series of workshops taking place this semester to educate students in financial literacy.

The workshops are part of the course “Money, Money, Money: Financial Survival Skills,” team-taught by Liz Okuma, vice president and dean of students, and Andrea Caputo, Director of Financial Aid. This workshop, however, is open to the entire student body.

“Finances are a big concern for college graduates, and our goal is to educate our student body about things like credit score and student loans, which already have a big impact upon their lives,” Caputo said. “Being financially smart now, as college students, makes for fewer surprises once they graduate.”

Additional workshops will take place in the upcoming weeks:

  • Oct. 23, 2014: Protecting Your Identity – Online and on Your Cell with Dale Moore
  • Oct. 30, 2014: Student Loans 101 with Andrea Caputo