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Bears for Financial Success

Bears for Financial Success is a peer-to-peer financial wellness program housed in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at UC Berkeley. We offer workshops and one-on-one appointments to help students manage their personal finances in college and beyond. For many college students, money is both important but also a sometimes stressful topic. We understand that managing your money is an important part of a success for a student as a future UC Berkeley alum. Our mission is to give all students at UC Berkeley the tools and resources that will empower them to making informed financial decisions now and in the future.

Here is a list of resources provided by us:

  1. Creating a Spending Plan, Managing Debt, Education of Financial Systems (understanding credit, credit cards), Identity Theft
  2. Snack-eNOMics: Money management tips
  3. Financial Literacy: Learn how to use your resources for lifelong financial stability.

Walk-in Appointments - 211 Sproul Hall

Walk-in appointment hours will vary each semester. To view hours, check here. 

If you would like to make an appointment, visit Bears For Financial Success' website.


If you would like to request a financial literacy presentation from Bears for Financial Success, fill out this form here.

I think the appointment was great and would recommend to anyone.
I found it helpful that the workshop was conducted by students who have been in our situation so it’s more relatable.