Chico State Basic Needs Project

Financial Wellness and Literacy

One-on-one appointments – Financial Wellness Clinic

Do you find yourself struggling with financial stress? The Financial Wellness Clinic has now opened its doors to the campus community. We will be offering financial planning information to students, faculty and staff in the areas of budgeting, credit scores, student loan repayment, retirement planning, and many other areas of personal finance. If you are struggling with financial stress and need someone to talk to, anyone on campus is welcome to sit down with our resident financial planner or our paraplanners to discuss options and formulate a financial plan. For more information, please email

Make an appointment with a peer paraplanner. 

Making Money Moves – Workshop Series

Making Money Moves

Basic Needs in Collaboration with EOP, Associated Students, and the Financial Wellness Initiative is proud to present programming to foster financial wellness among Chico State.

Spring 2023 series (PDF)

Do you want to learn to do your taxes as a student?  Learn the basics of investing?  Learn how to pay off student loans and how to make your financial aid stretch out to cover a whole semester?  This series is for YOU!   We are providing this workshop series both in person and on zoom.  A free meal will be provided to those able to make it in person. 

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Free meal provided, space is limited

Raffle prizes!  Attend all four workshops and be entered into a raffle to win an IPAD!

For those unable to attend in person, workshops are also available on zoom:

Upcoming Making Money Moves workshops:

Investing Like a Boss

Tuesday, March 7th  5pm -6:30pm

Presenter: Jaycob Arborgast, Financial Wellness Clinic

Want to start investing? This workshop won’t make you a billionaire, but will show you how to get started opening a brokerage account, what to look for and mistakes to avoid when buying stocks and other investments.

How Money Works: Banking, Bucks, Budgets & Debt

Tuesday, April 11th  5pm – 6:30pm

Presenters: Amber Noel-Camacho, Tribal Relations and Miranda Robinson, Financial Aid

Learn the basics of banking and budgeting while in college.  Don’t have enough money to get by?  Hear from financial aid about student loans and other opportunities for extra funding.

Student Loans, Credit Cards, Car Loans and Mortgages: The Devil is in the Details

Wednesday, May 3rd   5pm – 6:30pm

Presenter: Professor Nandi S. Crosby

Join Professor Nandi S. Crosby to hear her personal story around navigating her financial wellness journey as a first-generation college student. Learn about how to navigate debt and interest rates on your way out of college.

Past Workshop Videos:

Money, Why? The psychology behind our spending habits

Presenter: Jaycob Arborgast, Financial Wellness Clinic

Why do we make certain choices with our money? How does psychology play into our financial behaviors? And how do we take action to make smarter financial choices? We’ll explore what makes us “tick” when it comes to money and how we can improve our financial habits.

Money, Why Video

More Bank for Your Buck

Presenter:Gregorio Beck, Financial Advisor from Wells Fargo

Join Financial Advisor Gregorio Beck from Wells Fargo as he provides expert advice on the essentials of all things banking. Gain confidence in your financial future with the help from an industry professional.

More Bank for Your Buck Video