Program for Financial Education (PFE)

This program has been developed to help you utilize the necessary information, tools, resources, contacts, and services to become more successful in your educational and career pursuits. Anyone is welcome to participate in this program. However, if you are on an approved Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal for the first time you will be required to participate in this program. PFE requirements are stated on your appeal contract. All contracts require completion of a literacy and coaching component. If you have any questions or concerns about your PFE requirements, please review your contract or speak with a campus financial aid representative.

If this is your first time to submit a financial aid appeal and it has been approved, you are required to complete PFE Coaching sessions. For fall and spring appeals, you are required to meet with the PFE coach in the Educational Planning and Counseling Center at least twice per term. For summer appeals, you are required to meet with the PFE coach in the Educational Planning and Counseling Center at least once per term. 

You are welcome to begin your coaching sessions at any of our locations regardless of the campus where you may have submitted your appeal. However, in order for you to receive the full benefit of the coaching sessions, you must complete them at the same campus where they began. For example, if you first met with a counselor located in the South campus Education Planning and Counseling Center, you must complete any follow-up sessions with that counselor.

You will have three weeks from the end of your first term of appeal to meet with your PFE coach. If you miss this deadline, you will be required to wait until two weeks after the beginning of your next term of enrollment to complete this requirement.

 

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy provides helpful tips and strategies for college students seeking to improve their knowledge of budgeting, saving and avoiding the pitfalls of poor credit.

 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are not hosting campus workshops for the Fall 2020 term. If you are appealing for Spring 2021, please check back at this location by the start of the Spring 2021 term. If you are a Summer 2021 appeal student, we do not offer campus workshops during summer. You must complete this requirement using our Comevo PFE online module. Please see the Online Course in Comevo section of this page.   

If this is your first time to submit a financial aid appeal and it has been approved, you are required to complete a financial literacy component. To complete the financial literacy requirement, you must attend one financial literacy workshop on campus. Failure to attend at least one financial literacy workshop on campus will result in your suspension at the end of the term. Please note, if you are a summer appeal student, we do not hold campus workshops during the summer term. For Summer appeals, you will need to complete financial literacy module in Comevo. 

You are welcome to attend any on campus financial literacy session regardless of the campus where you may have submitted your appeal.

If this is your first time to submit a financial aid appeal and it has been approved, you are required to complete a financial literacy component. To complete the financial literacy component online, you must access the following link and take the steps below: https://launch.comevo.com/sjcd/1601

  1. You will need to use CHROME browser for this course
  2. You will need to copy and paste the above link in your browser
  3. You will need to enter your full first name
  4. You will need to enter your full last name
  5. You will need to enter your ENTIRE student ID # beginning with the “G”
  6. You will not be able to skip videos, handouts, or tests
  7. You will need three (3) hours to complete this course
  8. You will have one (2) weeks to complete this class from the date of enrollment.
  9. If you enroll after November 1, 2020, you will only have a few days to complete.

Assistance

If you have any questions regarding your username and password, you may contact SJC IT at 281-991-6137.

If you have any questions regarding the PFE class enrollment or navigation, you may contact the instructor at 281-991-2645.

If you have questions regarding the requirements of your appeal contract, you may contact your Campus Financial Aid Office at 281-998-6150.

Instructions on how to access the Comevo Financial Literacy Workshop, can be downloaded here

 

 

PFE Coaching

Coaching provides staff in the Educational Planning and Counseling Center an opportunity to identify areas of concern for you. If you are a financial aid appeal student, this could include concerns that lead to being placed on appeal such as class attendance, study skills, comprehension, learning disabilities, time management, work and school schedule conflicts, transportation, childcare, social service needs, personal obstacles, educational plans, career exploration, etc. Please note, you do not need to be a financial aid appeal student to utilize this service in the Educational Planning and Counseling Center. No longer required as a condition of your first appeal.

Although you are no longer required to complete coaching sessions as a condition of your first financial academic progress appeal, you are still required to complete the financial literacy workshops.