Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students

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Free Student Workshop: Credit Reports and Scores De-Mystified

Tuesday, September 30
SIER 209, Dandini Campus

TMCC Fall 2014 Job Fair

Wednesday, October 1
RDMT 111, Dandini Campus

Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students

Attend our upcoming workshop: Financial Aid and Scholarships—What Parents Need to Know!

  • If you're trying to navigate the maze of paying for your child’s college education, learn the best approach you can take to apply for financial aid and scholarships.
  • Understand how and when to apply and how to motivate your child to advocate for herself or himself.
  • Design your child’s college roadmap with the help of a member of the Federal Advisory Commission on Student Financial Aid.
  • This class is free and will be held on Oct. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the TMCC Meadowood Center.  Register online or call 775-829-9010.
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FLAMES members at TMCC

Thanks to a grant awarded by USA Funds, TMCC now offers a new service for students! The Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students (FLAMES) team is on fire, igniting a passion for better education and information about money.


TMCC students have been trained as peer mentors to help other TMCC students gain a better understanding about their money, their attitude towards money, and their choices involving money.

FLAMES mentors are here for you! In addition to one-on-one sessions, these student peer mentors have created workshops and in-class sessions in an effort to reach out to students. These events are all free and open to the TMCC student body.

Topics include:

  • Paychecks, Rents, and Utilities; A Guide to the Outside World and Real Life
  • Identity Theft
  • Credit Card 101
  • How to Live on a Budget as a Student
  • General Budget Creation
  • Grants and Scholarships
  • Paying off Debt
  • and many more!
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Becoming a Mentor

Are you interested in being a student peer mentor? Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be available in March. To qualify you must:

  • Be a current TMCC student enrolled in at least 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have a commitment to educating your peers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good listening and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

Contacting a FLAMES Student Peer Mentor

Would you like a financial literacy presentation for your class? Are you a student in need of one-on-one help? Are you interested in attending a workshop? Please contact us or visit us in the Financial Aid Office on the 3rd floor of the Red Mountain Building on the Dandini campus. Because we are students too, we have the flexibility to assist you and work with your schedule.


USA Funds SponsoredThe Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students program is an educational service only. We do not provide legal or tax advice. The information provided is for general educational purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your legal and/or tax advisor. If you need legal and/or tax advice, please consult with one of these professionals.


Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students

Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard, RDMT 315 C
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999

Telephone: 775-673-7072 or Fax: 775-674-7566

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