The Clark Atlanta University financial literacy and college success plan rests firmly within the University's current strategic initiative to build and execute institutional accountability for enrollment management (Strategic Priority I). While the key factors impacting college persistence and success for undergraduates at Clark Atlanta are located across a number of areas, including academic and social, for many the key factors are linked to finances and financial education.
Financial literacy is defined as the ability to make informed and effective decisions about the use of finances. Finances can be defined as money and assets, banking, investment, credit, insurance, and taxes. The financial decisions students make in college can have a long-lasting impact on their finances after graduating and can affect their academic performance.
A set of eight workshops will be led primarily by peer counselors. The counselors are all upper-level undergraduate or graduate (master’s level or doctoral level) students of Clark Atlanta University.