TRiO elective credits!

Financial Literacy

TRiO students can enroll in one or more of the following free online courses:

  • Budgeting and Personal Finance (CE 114)
  • Paying for College (CE 115)
  • Long-term Money Management (CE 116)

Each course provides 1 free elective credit. Students can sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes at one time. Financial literacy courses are a great way to learn about responsible strategies for spending and saving money.


College Experience

TRiO students can sign up for CE100 and receive 1 free elective credit by participating in 10 skills workshops within one quarter. Students may attend workshops at in-classroom sessions, online sessions, or a mixture of both formats.

Below is a sampling of workshop topics. Specific dates, times, and topics of in-classroom workshops will be posted at the beginning of each quarter. 

  • Procrastination -  Feeling overwhelmed? Have you been putting things off until the last minute? We will teach you the tools needed to help beat this habit. 
  • Balancing School & Life  - Is it becoming difficult to balance school with everything else going on in your life? Learn some valuable tips to handle both
  • Where to Live After I Transfer  - Explore the housing options that are available at most four-year schools. Learn the pros and cons of living in a dorm versus off campus housing.
  • Healthy Eating -  Learn tips that will help you to not reach for the junk food during stressful times. Learn about how junk food affects your body and why you should think twice before reaching for it during times of stress.  Also learn about foods that help your brain power, and foods that help calm the body.
  • Tools for the Undecided Student - Have you decided what you want to pursue for your career? What type of bachelor's degree you need? Which companies you want to apply to? If you are undecided about your future, try out some helpful online tools to explore potential paths for your education and career.
  • Goal Setting  - Target, Objective, Aim, or Goal! It doesn't matter what you call it, the real objective is how to get there.  Learn how to set short term and long term goals, and identify the steps it will take to achieve your objective.
  • FAFSA Assistance - Watch a step-by-step presentation about how to complete the FAFSA.  Remember, you will need the following information to complete the FAFSA:  FAFSA pin number, parent's tax information, their Social Security numbers, and their FAFSA pin numbers.  Parental information is needed if you are a dependent (single, under age 24) student.