Financial Wellness Videos

The President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy defines financial literacy as "the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being." Financial wellness is about much more than being able to balance your checkbook, compare prices, or get a job.  It is about gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and make sound financial decisions in your everyday life.  

Our goal is to provide our students with access to financial wellness resources that will foster the transmission of financial knowledge and skills, resulting in financially independent and confident students.  By viewing these videos, students can become financially prepared for college and beyond.

If you have questions about financial wellness, please contact us via phone at (330) 672-6000 during our normal business hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also you may submit an electronic inquiry through our Contact Us form.

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Is a Credit Card Right for Me?

Before signing up for a credit card, it is important to understand what credit cards are. By watching the video below, students can learn more about credit cards and whether a credit card is the right fit for them.


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Why Is a Budget So Important?

Creating and maintaining a budget for healthy spending is an important part of financial wellness. By watching the below video, students will understand the process of budgeting and why they should make one.


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What Is a Student Refund?

While attending Kent State University, students may qualify for a student refund if they receive more financial aid than the cost of their classes. In these circumstances, a student may receive a refund from the university for the overage. By watching the below video, students can understand what a refund is, what they can do with it, and how they can receive it.


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