WKU releases a new financial wellness tool

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Michael Crimmins, News reporter

WKU Financial Assistance is launching a new financial wellness program this fall.

“This online modular program helps students better understand many areas of personal finance including credit cards, managing student loans, creating and maintaining a budget, etc.,” Sarah Haught, assistant director for recruitment and retention, said in an email. 

To celebrate this new program, the financial assistance department is offering a $500 scholarship for WKU students who register on Whichway and complete at least one module in the program.

For every additional module a person completes they earn additional entries for the scholarship drawing.

Ethan Logan, vice president for enrollment and student experience, oversees all enrollment areas on campus, including scholarships. 

“The design of this application [Whichway] is built around college financial scenarios, but also personal financial skills which apply forward,” Logan said in an email. 

Logan said financial literacy is a “public advocacy role” for WKU students. The Financial Assistance Department is in charge of promoting it among WKU students.

To enter the drawing go to www.whichway.org to register with the code 1738, and complete at least one module. The contest ends Oct. 15.

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