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Enriched Academy

Financial Literacy Program for Students

Set yourself up for financial success with Enriched Academy!

  • Are you concerned about managing your own budget for the first time?
  • Are you concerned about repaying your student loan upon graduation?
  • Are you thinking about saving for your future?

Through a series of fun, insightful videos, Enriched Academy will help you:

  • steer away from poor money management traps
  • avoid credit card traps that can bury you in debt
  • understand the fundamentals of saving and investing early

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Student Registration Process:

  1. Students must sign up with their @uwindsor.ca email account only.
  2. Students will get the following message after submitting the form, "Thanks for submitting your information. Please check your e-mail for further verification." 
  3. Students will receive a verification email to their @uwindsor.ca email account. Once the student clicks on the verification link in the email, they will be activated and logged into their Enriched Academy account.

Watch a short video on how to navigate the site.

Tell us what you think! You can email your comments or questions to enrichedstart@uwindsor.ca.

Topic: Budgeting and Managing Cash Flow

Date: Tuesday, December 14 at 1:00 EST. Livestreamed on YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/enRICHedAcademy

Description: Join financial coach and "super saver" Alanna Abramsky as she runs through her proven techniques for managing cashflow and getting your household budget on track and keeping it on track over the long run. If you tried budgeting before and had no success, or you're just tired of not knowing where your money goes every month, you definitely need to spend an hour with Alanna and learn how to gain control of your finances.

Once you have completed the program, you can be considered for one of (5) awards available for the current academic year.  Once you have completed all of the Enriched Academy modules, you are eligible to apply for this award via the UWinAward Profile/Application.  Start now!  The deadline to complete the modules and to apply for this award is February 15.

Enriched Academy is introducing a scholarship program this year to provide financial support for students and help them succeed. Any students at our partner schools who complete the Enriched Academy program are eligible to apply.  Additional details can be found here.

Enriched Academy is not intended as a substitute for professional financial advice but is to be used as an informational aid. A professional financial advisor should always be consulted before making any form of investment. The University of Windsor expressly disclaims all warranties and responsibilities of any kind, whether express or implied, for the accuracy or reliability of the content of any information contained in these videos and for the suitability, results or effectiveness of the content for any particular purpose. Users of this program are solely responsible for the use or reliance and in no event, will the University of Windsor be liable for any damages resulting from the use of or inability to use the content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or other legal theory, and whether or not the University of Windsor is advised of the possibility of such damages.

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

Effective Wednesday, January 5th, Student Awards & Financial Aid will be reverting to a remote services only model.  In-person service is expected to resume starting January 31 however the situation is being monitored weekly.

Phones Service will be unavailable on January 26, 2022 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

You may reach our office at: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3300

Phones are answered Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m daily,
and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon only.

Please direct your initial question to ask.uwindsor.ca as there may be a knowledge base article that may answer your question.

In order to better assist you, always please include your UWindsor Student Number in your communications.

Students should complete their UWinAward Student Application/Profile via UWinsite Student > Student Homepage > Award Profile to be matched with eligible funding opportunities.

Additional Information for Domestic Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Additional Information for International Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Documents may be faxed, sent as an attachment through ask.uwindsor.ca, placed in our drop-box located in the lobby of CHT or mailed to:

Student Awards & Financial Aid
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave. CHT Room 102
Windsor, ON N9H 1G3

Fax: (519) 973-7087

https://ask.uwindsor.ca/
     

At this time, walk-in service is not available.  However, phone service will be available during this time, as well as, service inquiries via the ask.uwindsor.ca platform.

Once we resume in-person service, to visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office, the following steps MUST be taken:

1) Complete the Safe Lancer App to receive your Green Approved Badge.  For additional information on the protocols that are in place to visit the campus in person, click here.  Information on the 'Return to Campus' procedures and 'Vaccination Policy' can be found on the University of Windsor website https://www.uwindsor.ca/returntocampus/.  If you do not have a Green Badge, you can't visit us in person and you will need to address your issue using one of our remote services available.  

2) Proceed to campus only if you have completed the Safe Lancer App and have an APPROVED badge.  Access to Chrysler Hall Tower is available by entering through the NORTH doors of Chyrsler Hall North, facing the Leddy Library parking lot.  The main doors to Chrysler Hall Tower remain locked at this time.

3) Remember, students may drop off documents in our drop-box located in the lobby of Chrylser Hall Tower and do not need to get in the queue to complete this task.

4) Be sure that you have government issued photo ID or your UWIN ID card.  We will not be able to serve you in person if you don't have proper identification.

5) Once you are cleared to visit the campus, scan the QR Code below using a mobile device or click on the QR code. Use our queing system to register and to place yourself in our virtual line in order to visit the office for in-person service related to your government financial aid file, scholarships or bursaries.  We are available for in-person service during the following hours:

SAFA Service Hours:
Day Open Close Service
Monday 1:00 PM 3:45 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM 3:45 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 11:45 AM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 11:45 AM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday ----- ------ Remote services only.

If you feel that you need to talk to someone about your situation, please take the following steps:

1)  Try asking your question using https://ask.uwindsor.ca.  We have many knowledge base articles that might be able to assit you with you question.

2) Log in to https://ask.uwindsor.ca to submit a service request and a Student Awards or Financial Aid Representative will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

3) Call our office during our phone service hours.  A Student Award or Financial Aid Representative may be able to resolve your issue over the phone.

4) If options 1) through 3) do not resolve your issue, through option 2) or 3), we will schedule you a virtual Teams meeting/appointment with a Student Awards or Financial Aid Specialist for a time that is mutually convenient.

 

UWinAward Profile/Application Support

Here is the schedule for our virtual drop-in sessions available for students who require assistance with their UWinAward Profile/Application for bursary and scholarship applications.

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General Support

For the week of January 10th, we will be hosting 4 drop-in sessions to answers general financial aid related inquiries to assist students with any questions that they may have regarding regarding Winter 2022 financial aid.  Prospective students who have questions about financial aid availability for the 2022-23 are also encouraged to attend. The schedule for these drop-in sessions can be found here.

Important Notes:

  • We will attempt to return messages and service requests within 2 business days where possible.  In September, January & May however, our response time may be closer to 7-10 business days.

  • Please do not leave/send multiple messages/emails as this will delay our response time.