Financial Literacy Services

Our services are designed to enhance your academic experience by addressing common student financial difficulties. We want to help you alleviate financial concerns, so you can spend more time thinking about your school work. Best of all, our servcies are FREE!

One-on-one Financial Coaching

  • A member of the Financial Literacy team will help you take an objective look at any of the key service areas and provide feedback on how to address particular financial challenges.
  • In the one hour session, we will discuss your current financial position, develop financial goals, and identify multiple courses of action.

Steps to sign up for one-on-one financial coaching:

1. Sign into WAMS Tutor system

2. Click "Schedule New Appointment".

3. Select the following options:

Department: Academic Success Center

Subject: Miscellaneous (MISC)

Course: MISC1000 - Financial Coaching


Appointment times may vary in availability from week to week. If you are having difficulty signing up, contact Adam Bauer. 

Online Community - WSU's Common Cents

  • Can't make it to campus but have a personal finance question?
  • Want to get and share tips on how to save money at Wayne State?
  • Have personal finance advice of your own to share?

Our private online community is open to Wayne State students to ask questions, share tips, and access our resources no matter where they are, 24/7. You'll receive prompt advice, links to articles, and interact with other frugal-minded Wayne Staters. 

For free access, fill out our sign-up form: Common Cents Access


  • Presentations of financial concepts and strategies offered each semester as a part of the Academic Success Center series.
  • Private, group workshops are available upon request. 
  • If you are a member of a student group, organization, or class and would like to have a member of our team present on one of our key focus areas, contact our team and we'd be happy to work with you.

Winter '17 Academic Success Center Workshop Series

Frugal Living Learning Community

Want to learn more about personal finance with other, frugal minded Wayne State students?

  • The learning communities are peer-led groups of WSU students meeting monthly to unify around common financial goals.
  • Students will share tips and provide motivation to others to progress and meet individual milestones.
  • A great opportunity to learn more about personal finance in a comfortable setting.

Sessions will be held once a month from October to May. Each session will be led by a member of the Financial Literacy Program team. We are offering the program on multiple days (Wednesday and Thursday) to accomodate schedules. Here's how to sign up:

1. Fill out the form: Fin Lit LC Sign-up

2. Indicate which day and time works best. If both options fit into your schedule, feel free to select both days.

3. Check your email, as a member of the Fin Lit team will reach out to you to confirm your attendance and provide details of the meeting location.

* The learning community is only open to undergraduate students. Graduate students may take advantage of our financial coaching and workshop series. 


For more information on the program or services, contact Adam Bauer (