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Literacy in Financial Education (LIFE) Center


3015 Lumpkin Hall- EIU | 217-581-3300

The mission of the Center is to change student knowledge and behaviors related to money management by providing financial education through various tools and resources.

The goal of the Center is to encourage students to practice responsible financial behaviors and graduate with a lower debt level by developing strategies to reduce their discretionary spending. 

Funding for the Center is made possible with a grant from TIAA-Cref and the Council of Graduate Schools. See press release.

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Executive Director: Linda Simpson, Ph.D., CFCS, CPFFE

Graduate Assistant: Christine Madden, MSND Graduate Candidate

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