Our Mission and Services
The Pennsylvania State University Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center’s mission is to provide students with the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial wellbeing.
Earning, Saving & Investing, Spending, Borrowing, and Protecting are the five principles of financial literacy. As you make financial decisions each day, you use one or more of the five building blocks for managing and growing your money. Financial literacy is achieved through financial education; hence, by understanding these principles, students gain the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial wellbeing. The Pennsylvania State University Financial Literacy program is here to assist you in achieving your financial goals.
Among its many student services, Penn State Financial & Life Skills Center offers workshops, class and group presentations, and webinars under the MoneyCounts: A Financial Literacy Series. The Center also offers personal one-on-one meetings with certified staff and/or trained student ambassadors who provide financial education and resources. In addition to a financial literacy website that includes a wealth of financial information, the Center offers online self-study modules of different topics, and a newly created mentoring program to connect alumni with students.
In 2013, The Penn State Adult learner Advocacy Office at Outreach and Online Education established and funded a financial literacy position to promote financial education. In 2015, the Commission for Adult Learners sponsored the creation of the Penn State Financial Literacy Website. To learn more about the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners, please click here.
As of July 1, 2017, the Financial Literacy and Wellness Center was relocated to the Grange Building, University Park.
On April 20, 2018, the Center was endowed with a generous gift from the Sokolov-Miller Family and became known as The Penn State Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center. The Center is a unit of Undergraduate Education and continues to serve the entire Penn State community with its programs and services.