CARROLLTON--The University of West Georgia’s Center for Economic Education & Financial Literacy & iGrad have partnered to provide a customized, interactive online and mobile student financial wellness platform to the university’s student population.
“Now more than ever, college students are facing tremendous financial challenges impacting enrollment, retention, and the level of student loan debt, which is already the second-largest category of debt in the country,” said iGrad Vice President of Business Development Todd Woodlee.
UWG’s iGrad platform includes comprehensive, customized, and interactive information on everything from building and maintaining good credit, budgeting, and money management to student loan/debt management and loan calculators.
Research shows that financial literacy programs can decrease financial stress, improve academic performance, and teach students how to manage their finances for a lifetime. By including iGrad as a tool at UWG, the CEEFL aspires to alleviate some of these concerns for our students.
“Part of our mission at our university is ensuring that our students are equipped to live financially-well lives,” said Kim Holder, Director of the UWG Center for Economic Education & Financial Literacy. “By offering our campus community free access to iGrad’s premiere resources, our center can continue its over 50-year history of providing relevant, timely financial knowledge to those we serve.”
The University of West Georgia’s Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy (CEEFL) helps teachers, students, and the greater community master the economic way of thinking in order to provide opportunities for future growth, development, and financial well-being. iGrad is a San Diego-based financial technology company that provides artificial intelligence-powered financial wellness solutions to more than 2.7 million students at 650 colleges and universities, over 20,000 employers, and over 300 financial institutions.
iGrad is a San Diego-based financial technology company that provides artificial intelligence-powered financial wellness solutions to more than 2.7 million students at 650 colleges and universities, over 20,000 employers and over 300 financial institutions. iGrad’s Your Money Personality™ was recently recognized by the Institute for Financial Literacy with the 2020 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Adults’ Education Program of the Year award.
iGrad is one of three 2020 honorees in the inaugural Barron's Celebrates: Financial Empowerment, after being selected by a team of judges for its contributions to improving the financial health and security of Americans. iGrad recently received the 2022 Eddy Award for Financial Wellness by Pensions & Investments for its Enrich platform. For more information about the iGrad platform, visit https://www.igradfinancialwellness.com. For more information about the Enrich platform for employers and financial institutions, visit http://www.enrich.org.