Managing finances has always been a challenge for college students who are often on a tight budget and on their own for the first time.
But these days, students are borrowing more than ever to pay their way through college. This has resulted in an explosion in student loan debt, which has exceeded $1 trillion nationwide.
To assist students in learning the ins and outs of the financial planning process and to teach successful money management, Southern Connecticut State University’s Office of Financial Literacy and Advising provides financial and planning information for current and prospective students as well as their families.
Mr. DeLuca’s goal is to teach students financial knowledge and responsibility by providing them with personalized strategies for their lifetime financial success.
Mr. Lewis DeLuca is the Coordinator of Student Financial Literacy and Advising and he works closely with students and parents to raise awareness about college financial issues, student aid programs and scholarships, career paths, interest rates, long-term financial obligations as well as the advantages of the timely completion of a degree. He can create individual, customized plans for students that will keep them on track to completing their degrees without accruing surplus credits and minimizing their college expenses, because sometimes students unknowingly make financial mistakes in their college planning that can cost thousands of dollars. Mr. DeLuca’s goal is to teach students financial knowledge and responsibility by providing them with personalized strategies for their lifetime financial success.
Please encourage your students to stop by Mr. DeLuca’s office or call for an appointment to get started on their path to financial literacy and successful money management:
Lewis J. DeLuca, Jr., M. Ed.
Coordinator, Student Financial Literacy and Advising
Wintergreen Building, Academic Advising Suite, Room 108E
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 392-8862, Fax: (203) 392-6541
For more information about this new office, please go to www.southernct.edu/financial-advising/index.html.