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    Our office phone number is (608) 785-8852

    Or you can find us in Centennial Hall 2103

    Our office hours are 8am-4:30pm.

    The mission of It Make$ Cents! a financial literacy program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, is to address the financial concerns of students that are unique to college life, and equipping them with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to integrate and maintain lifelong financial wellness. Our outreach campaign is dedicated to fostering each student’s individual fiscal responsibility. Our approach is to get to the heart and head of the matter by breaking down the social and psychological barriers that alter the perception and taint the lenses of a student’s financial future. Our goal is to motivate, inspire a call to action, and to instill the knowledge to sow the success that each student strives to reap after graduation.

    Gasper Amanda

    Amanda Gasper

    Financial Literacy Coordinator
    2103 Centennial Hall
    agasper@uwlax.edu 
    Janke Louise

    Louise Janke

    Director of Financial Aid
    215 Graff Main Hall
    ljanke@uwlax.edu
    Weber Jennifer

    Jennifer Weber

    Financial Aid Counselor
    215 Graff Main Hall
    jwebber@uwlax.edu
    Van Dalsem Shane

    Shane Van Dalsem

    Assistant Professor, Finance Department
    406D Wimberly Hall
    svandalsem@uwlax.edu
    Engen Grace

    Grace Engen

    Institutional Research Analyst
    227 Graff Main Hall
    gengen@uwlax.edu
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    Interesting Facts 

    If the money you spend in four years at a public college was a stack of pennies, it could reach more than 8.5 miles high, higher than most airplanes fly.


     84% of college students have a credit card.  50% of them have 4 or more.


    The average total debt for the Class of 2013 is $35,200.


    There will be approximately $1,200,000,000,000 in circulation in 2013.


    $67,000,000,000 in student loans were in default in 2011.


     

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