Go for the Green

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  • MSUFCU offers free financial literacy sessions virtually and in-person in all five campus neighborhoods. Sessions range from 30-45 minutes and cover a variety of topics from credit to investing basics to get you thinking about your financial future. Learn more about managing your money and view upcoming sessions at our Financial 4.0 website or mobile app.

  • Click here to view the Financial 4.0 summer sessions flyer

Summer Sessions



The Resource Management from the Individual, Family, and Society minor provides interdisciplinary knowledge from an ecological perspective preparing students to manage, counsel, and work in a wide range of placements in human service, non-profit and for-profit sectors. This minor also prepares students to be more literate and capable personal money managers.

The following course (3 credits):

  • HDFS 238 Personal Finance

One of the following courses (3 credits):

  • EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • GEO 113 Introduction to Economic Geography
  • HRLR 316 Economics of Human Capital
  • SOC 214 Social Inequality
  • SOC 475 Health and Society
  • UP 458 Housing & Real Estate Development
  • UP 454 Economic Development

Two of the following courses (6 credits):

  • BUS 291 Introduction to Business
  • CAS 114 Creativity and Innovative Entrepreneurship
  • CEP 460 Communication Skill Training for the Helping Professional
  • CSUS 433 Grant Writing and Fund Development
  • EEM 255 Ecological Economics
  • ESHP 190 The Art of Starting
  • MGT 325 Management Skills
  • PHL 345 Business Ethics
  • REL 185 Introduction to Religion & Nonprofits
  • WS 339 Psychology of Women
  • WS 413 Families in Historical Perspective

The following capstone course (3 credits):

  • HDFS 438 Applied Resource Management Practicum




  • Since inaugural year in 2017, experienced 823% growth in program participation by incoming Freshman being introduced to key financial literacy concepts.
  • Weekly drawing from participants of “Go for the Green” NSO received $75 book scholarships, funded by MSUFCU over three-year period.
  • Lessons covered budgeting, credit, saving, and student loans.
  • From 2017-2019, 3,925 MSU freshmen were given financial education and resources.
  • In partnership with MSUFCU, our online presence at NSO has continued.
  • Now ALL incoming freshmen have access to fundamental financial literacy concepts through online learning modules.

FINANCIAL LITERACY WEEK (formerly Money Smart Week)

  • Over 3,000 students attended one or more events during Money Smart Week over a four-year period.
  • Events included one-on-one workshops, keynote speakers, notable author talks, & panel discussions.
  • Distinguished MSU and SSC alums were engaged in critical conversations.
  • In 2020, scholarship applications for financial literacy focused offerings nearly doubled for student applicants.
  • From 2019-2020, $7,000 in scholarships were awarded.
  • From 2020-2021, all the Go for the Green financial literacy events were offered virtually.
  • Across the academic year, four events were hosted and co-hosted (FS20-SS21):
    • Women on Leadership & Financial Equity - 279 virtual attendees
    • Women in Leadership, Business, & Finance - 185 virtual attendees
    • Financial Anxiety - 95 virtual attendees
    • Money Conversations when Preparing to Graduate - 181 virtual attendees