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Financial Services is part of the Administration & Finance Division and has partnered with other on-campus offices, such as the Bursar's Office, Auxiliary Services, Career Center, Academic Advising, Office of Human Resources and Counseling Center, to create a campus-wide referral system to assist students and parents with personal finance questions and issues.

By offering hands-on mentoring and peer-education programs, Money Attitude is unique because it focuses on closing the gap between education and application of financial responsibility in a real-world setting. Our framework emphasizes the financial "college moments of truth" from freshman to senior year and beyond as opportunities to teach students about fiscal responsibility. These moments may include, for example, how to pay a tuition bill or finding an on-campus job and paying taxes.

Mary Fortier, Program Manager, has over twenty years of experience in educational services including financial aid counseling, grant and stipend management, computer-based testing, immigration, labor and tax law, international programs and online education. 

She is a member of the University System of Maryland Women's Forum Executive Council, and served as a facilitator for TU's Reflective Process for Diversity.  Currently she is pursuing a double Masters in Distance Education and Management.  She expects to complete her AFCPE certification in the summer of 2010.

Danielle Thron Treiber directs the financial education program at the State Employee’s Credit Union of Maryland. She coordinates initiatives throughout the state that range from presenting workshops to creating comprehensive financial wellness events. She averages 85+ workshops per year in high schools, colleges, and state agencies on topics such as saving, setting financial goals, credit, and identity theft. In 2007, Danielle developed the young adult financial education program, “The Buck Starts Here”, (that includes live sessions along with a website) that teaches 16-22 year olds key information on establishing credit, deceptive practices to watch out for, and the power of saving early. She received her MBA in Finance and Risk Management in 2005, is a certified financial counselor, and is currently a candidate for the financial planning certification, CFP©. She is currently the chair of the Mid-Atlantic Financial Educator’s Roundtable and promotes legislation to make financial literacy a graduation requirement in all Maryland high schools. In 2009, she was awarded Financial Educator of the Year by the Institute of Financial Literacy.

Financial Services
Administration Building, Fourth Floor (map) (How to use the map link)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-5269
Fax: 410-704-4910
E-mail: mfortier@towson.edu



 

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