April 2017: Financial Wellbeing

This month, the Office of Wellbeing focuses on Financial Wellbeing! Being financially literate is a great skill for your student to build while in college. There are offices on campus that can help your student navigate the financial world. Student Financial Services can help you know when your student’s tuition bill is due. Did you know that Wake Forest uses an electronic online billing system called DEAC (Deacon Electronic Account Center)? Each month, an e-bill notification is e-mailed to students at their Wake Forest University e-mail address.  An e-mail notification is also sent at the same time to valid e-mail addresses for each authorized payer that has been granted access to DEAC by their student. Check with your student to see if they have gained access to DEAC. In addition, the Student Financial Aid Website has detailed information, an FAQ and staff e-mail and telephone numbers for further assistance.  Encourage your student to seek out any of these resources to help them become empowered financially!

Thriving for Parents and Families

Amidst all the stress of school work and social life, dealing with finances can fall to the back of your student’s to-do list. This article gives great tips and resources to help you have a conversation with your student about building a smart budget while in college.

As the semester winds down, you may be preparing to welcome your college student back into your home! While this is exciting, it may be hard to navigate how to interact with them after a semester at Wake Forest. These 7 tips can give you some great ideas on how to make sure you and your student make the most out of the time you have together.

Upcoming Office of Wellbeing Events:

Stress Less Fest – April 26th, 11- 1 Benson Center

With exams around the corner, everyone needs a little destressing! Tell your student to come out to Benson Center to participate in fun activities, learn tips about studying, and get cool swag! Massages will be available from 10-4!

Sponsored by Benson University Center, Office of Personal Career Development, and the Learning Assistance Center