Office of Financial Aid

Our Financial Literacy program hosts numerous events for students throughout the year. Read about our different events below.

Table Topics

Each month during lunch hour, a member of the financial aid team on each campus hosts a table in the lobby on different topics related to financial literacy. Stop by for some information and get some financial aid questions answered!

BYOL Workshops

Bring your own lunch (BYOL) to these interactive workshops hosted during your lunch hour. Topics to be covered during the 2017-2018 academic year include Making Your Own Budget, Outside Scholarship Tips and Tricks, Money Basics, and Accessing Your Credit History.

Blackboard Collaborate Webinars

Once per term, an interactive webinar featuring a different topic is virtually hosted by the Debt Management Counselor using Blackboard Collaborate. Log in and learn something new in an hour or less!

One-on-One Counseling

Schedule an appointment anytime with a Debt Management Counselor to talk about financial aid, making a budget, dealing with debt, or anything else. You might even want to meet more than once!

Visit to view Grace's calendar and schedule an appointment at the Philadelphia, PA campus.

Visit to view Star's calendar and schedule an appointment at the Suwanee, GA campus.

Lecture Series

Each spring, a series of lectures is held on each campus hosting professionals from the fields of home loans, financial planning, and debt repayment.

Special Events

Student groups, classes, and PCOM offices may request a visit from the Debt Management Counselor to present on any financial topic for your next club or program meeting.

Special events of the past have included a PEDtalk on the GA-PCOM campus on "The Importance of Financial Wellness" and small focus groups hosted by Hickory Pointe Financial Group, an Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisory Practice.

Our biggest special events are the New Student Receptions hosted during Orientation on each campus.

Student Advisory Board on Financial Literacy

The purpose of this Advisory Board is to assist the Debt Management Counselor in identifying the needs of PCOM students as they relate to developing stronger financial capabilities. This group will meet in person not more than once per term (dinner will be provided) in order give participants an opportunity to share your experiences as students of PCOM and your perspectives on the complex financial aspects of your lives. The Office of Financial Aid will then use this feedback to drive decisions as we further develop the overall Financial Literacy programming on each campus. Participants must be willing to speak openly about money and your relationship with it within the confines of a small group of your peers and the Debt Management Counselor.

If you are interested in participating at the Philadelphia, PA campus, please email Grace at

If you are interested in participating at the Suwanee, GA campus, please email Star at

Upcoming Events

GA-PCOM Table Topic

January 25, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Atrium

GA-PCOM Table Topic

February 1, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Atrium

GA-PCOM Table Topic

February 8, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Atrium

Table Topic: Cost of Attendance

February 15, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Evans Hall Lobby

GA-PCOM Table Topic: Cost of Attendance

February 15, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Atrium