Students Help Students Understand College Debt

The Peer Financial Literacy Program at University of Maine at Farmington has students helping students understand how to make good decisions about college debt and money management. According to “207,” WCSH 6’s nightly Maine magazine broadcast, the program is unique in that it was created by students for students. Trained students interns provide the customized financial guidance that can help fellow students acquire less debt and be in a better financial position upon graduation. Michael Angelides, 2012 UMF graduate and developer of the program, sees how important it is to be a part of the national conversation about college debt. “Knowledge is power, and if you have the skills to manage money you have the skills to manage your debt too,” said Angelides.