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TAMUSA’s financial literacy program restructures operations, hosts upcoming Financial Literacy Week for students

TAMUSA’s financial literacy program restructures operations, hosts upcoming Financial Literacy Week for students - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

David Galvan, Financial Education Coordinator in the Mays Center, partners with Esperanza Hall RA Galiliea Sanchez to educate residents about credit cards through a trivia mini-game at the Master the Cards event in Esperanza Hall Oct. 10, 2023. Photo courtesy of the Mays Center

The financial literacy program for students at Texas A&M University-San Antonio has unveiled a few changes this year and will host a Financial Literacy Week Oct. 23-26.

The program, aimed at equipping students with the knowledge and skills to manage their finances, is now completely online.

Instead of offering financial coaching face to face, the program has partnered with the Mosaiec platform, so students can now access the program virtually, said Krystina Irvin, director of experiential learning.

“Mosaiec is an excellent resource for students who are looking for assistance in understanding their finances and setting financial goals,” Irvin said. “It’s free, confidential, and convenient as students meet virtually with certified financial coaches to develop a customized financial plan.” 

Students can use a range of services to support their financial well-being, including assistance with navigating the FAFSA process, guidance on setting financial goals to save money and help with budgeting for specific objectives. 

Students can also set up recurring appointments with advisers if they have bigger financial goals they are working towards.

The resource can be found on A&M-San Antonio’s website under the financial literacy resources tab called “Financial Coaching through Mosaiec.”

A second change for the financial literacy program is the frequent “Ask Me Anything About Budget and Credit,” a program that was held weekly last year, has been scaled down this semester.

Irvin said the program has a new financial education coordinator, David Galvan, who was hired in the beginning of the semester.

“He’s not new to campus, but he’s new to this role and is spearheading our Financial Literacy Week programs, which are coming up at the end of this month,” Irvin said.

A student plays “Balance Your Budget” Jenga in the Central Academic Building courtyard during Financial Literacy Week 2022. Photo courtesy of the Mays Center

Galvan says that the program is hosting Financial Literacy Week Oct. 23-26.

“We kick off the celebration out in the CAB courtyard, where we will be talking about budgeting and savings, as well as having an event for students to create a shadowless piggy bank and decorate it with what their plans are for future savings,” Galvan said.

The event will include popcorn, drinks and music.

Other financial literacy events throughout the week will include a financial resource fair, a trivia competition, life-size Jenga, Career Closet fashion show and a Financial Webinar watch party.

“The winners for the trivia competition are going to win a pizza party sponsored by the Mays Center. The party can be at the next winner’s student org meeting or with their friend group,” Galvan said.

The fashion show will feature students showing off the outfits that they put together from the Mays Center Career Closet.

The importance of the Career Closet fashion show is to highlight the importance of not just a professional wardrobe, but the tips and tricks of putting together a professional wardrobe on a budget.

The financial literacy program is working on collaborating with off-campus partners to help with financial education and putting on larger events that can engage more students.

Students can reach out to Galvan if they are looking for resources on and off campus, such as financial assistance, the food bank, clothing and shelter.

For more information, visit Galvan in room 111 of the Mays Center on the first floor of the Science and Technology Building or email him at

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Frieda Prado
Frieda Prado is a senior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She is majoring in communications and minoring in marketing. She is currently on the marketing team for TAMUSA at Rec Sports. She received her associates degree along with her high school diploma in 2020. A few of her hobbies include playing video games and working out.

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