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This summer, get a head-start on planning and managing your college finances. UC College Prep is a webinar in four parts presented by financial experts from the University of California and Beneficial State Bank. The series will provide financial planning tips to future UC students and their families. Join us as we discuss strategies for budgeting, borrowing and saving for college.

Visit the UC College Prep Canvas site for recordings, presentation slides and guides.

Transitioning to college: Budgeting and spending
Thursday, June 24, 2021
4:30–6 p.m.

Fine-tune your money management skills. Managing your day-to-day finances can be tricky, especially on a college student’s limited budget. Come hear how your fellow undergraduates develop a monthly budget, and take away planning tips from UC's financial wellness community.

Ideal audience: New college students


Preparing for the cost of UC: Financial aid and borrowing for college
Thursday, July 15, 2021
4:30–6 p.m.

Learn about the different types of financial aid. More than half of UC undergraduates from California pay no tuition, and over 70 percent of in-state students receive grants and scholarships to cover their tuition costs. Familiarize yourself with UC's financial aid programs, and discover resources to help you pay for college.

Ideal audience: Rising high school juniors (class of '23) and seniors (class of '22)


Preparing for the cost of UC: Saving for college
Thursday, July 29, 2021
4:30–5:30 p.m.

Cultivate good financial habits. Smart money habits such as saving do not develop overnight. Learn some daily practices and tools to support you in meeting your long-term financial goals for college.

Ideal audience: Rising high school freshmen (class of '25) and sophomores (class of '24)


Planning for college: Financing a UC education
Saturday, August 14, 2021
10–11:30 a.m.

Learn about UC's financial aid structure. How much does it cost to pursue a UC education, and how can you help your student pay for it? UC's experts break down the university's financial aid partnership model. You will also hear from parents throughout the UC system about strategies they've used to reduce college costs. 

Ideal audience: Parents and guardians of future UC applicants