University of South Carolina Stands in Top 50 Universities in Promoting Financial Literacy

The University of South Carolina ranks among the top 50 universities in the country for promoting financial literacy to its students, according to a new nationwide survey by LendEDU.com.

South Carolina’s Student Success Center was recognized for its many opportunities for students to get consultations, either by appointment or drop in, as well as the financial literacy workshops it provides. LendEDU also highlighted the emergency loan program the center makes available.

The rankings examine four criteria: the number of resources available for students, the number of workshops hosted, access to one-on-one consultations and whether or not schools offer incentive programs to students. South Carolina is the only university in the state to make the list, joining institutions like Duke, Harvard, Stanford and Yale.


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“The Money Management Program in the Student Success Center offers one-on-one consultations for undergraduate students that cover a variety of personal financial topics. Each consultation is designed to educate the student about different financial concepts to help empower them with the tools to incorporate good financial practices into their daily life,” said Dana Talbert, director of the Student Success Center. “Especially in a time of crisis like the current global pandemic, it is critical that students learn and incorporate good financial practices into their life. These are essential not only now, but also beyond their years at UofSC.”

To view the full list, visit the LendEDU site.