CSI Announces Financial Literacy Workshops at Elgin Campus

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On April 16, CSI’s Elgin campus invites current students and members of the community to learn more about financial aid and smart financial choices.

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Computer Systems Institute (CSI) has announced a new series of financial literacy workshops, which will be hosted at the school’s Elgin campus on Thursday, April 16. The event will be comprised of two sessions in Lab C, held at 12pm and 6pm.

Tailored for current CSI students who aren’t experienced in handling their own finances, the workshops will cover frugal spending habits, responsible credit card use, student loan repayment, and other important financial skills. The institute’s financial aid staff will also cover identity theft protection, credit repair, and long-term money management. The program is designed to help young adults transition into a life of self-sufficiency and responsible spending. These workshops are also open to the general public, and admission is free.

Following the lectures, there will be a Q&A session for attendees to ask specific questions about their own economic concerns. CSI encourages attendees to fill out a subsequent financial survey to see what they have learned. In addition, the program will provide CSI Bucks to visitors, which can be redeemed at any CSI campus. Located in Kane County just off Interstate 90, CSI’s Elgin campus is situated in one of Chicago’s fastest growing suburbs, only about an hour from the city center. Prospective students will find a relaxed environment for academics in Elgin, a town with four historic districts and beautiful Victorian homes.

To learn more about the upcoming event, call CSI at (847) 400-0093 or email inquiries(at)csinow(dot)edu. For more information about CSI’s offerings, visit http://www.CSInow.edu.

About Computer Systems Institute:

CSI offers postsecondary career programs in networking, healthcare, and business designed to be completed in as little as 32 weeks, as well as English Language and professional programs for international students. The school has five Chicago-area campuses in the Chicago Loop, Skokie, Gurnee, Elgin, and Lombard, plus two Massachusetts locations in Charlestown and Worcester. Collectively, the campuses serve students from more than 80 countries, with more than $1.2 million in scholarships and 1,700 professional certifications earned in 2014 alone.

Founded in 1989, CSI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CSI is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to accept the GI bill, and authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The institute is also a Microsoft IT Academy and Prometric Testing Center.

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