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

Basic Needs in Collaboration with EOP, MEP, CSC2 and the Financial Wellness Clinic is proud to present programming to foster financial wellness among Chico State.

Fall 2023 series (PDF)

Do you want to learn how to #adult with your money? Learn to budget or start a side hustle?  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! 

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

Making Money Moves workshops:

Financial Wellness Challenge: Budgeting like a Pro

Presenter: Golden One Financial Wellness Team

Tuesday, September 5th  5pm – 6:30pm

The Financial Wellness Challenge is an interactive budget simulation designed to give students the opportunity to practice modern-day money management skills in a fun environment with no real-life consequences.  Come participate in this fun and interactive game, while learning how to budget like a pro.

#Adulting: 4 things I wish I knew about money when I graduated

Presenter: Jaycob Arbogast, Financial Wellness Clinic and Kelly Larson, MEP

Tuesday, October 3rd  5pm -6:30pm

Come learn about how to manage your finances after college. Why is my paycheck so small? What does a professional job offer look like? What questions do I ask of my employer about benefits or retirement savings? Will I ever be able to afford a house? 

Safeguarding Your Financial Future: Navigating Scams, Credit Pitfalls, and Identity Theft

Presenter: Benito Arbaca, Edward Jones

Tuesday, November 7th 5pm – 6:30pm

Come learn how to avoid falling victim to scams, high-interest credit card traps, identity theft, and other financial hazards. This workshop will equip you with practical tools and insights to make informed financial decisions, guard against potential scams, and secure your financial well-being for years to come. Join us to take control of your financial journey and build a more resilient financial future.

Student Side Hustles: How to make extra money while in college

Presenter: Panel of current Chico State student business owners

November, 28th  5pm – 6pm

Learn from current Chico State students who have successfully started a business to increase their cash flow while in college.  Ask questions and engage to learn if starting a small business might be a good option for you!

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