Our Mission

The Financial Literacy Initiative is a program that seeks to educate young adults on the foundational concepts of personal finance. We strive to instill a sense of financial competency in Pepperdine students through instruction and coaching on the practical applications of money management. 

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Your financial future begins here...

Welcome to the Center for Financial Literacy. It is our hope that we can be a resource to you during your time at Pepperdine and beyond. Our program's tools and resources are designed to simplify the sometimes overwhelming topic of money management. Please explore the site or reach out directly to learn more about our academic courses, money management tools, or financial coaching.

Personal finance education is now more relevant than ever

  • Twenty-somethings, on average, hold debt of $45,000 - USA Today
  • 56% of Millennials are living paycheck-to-paycheck - Huffington Post
  • The student debt burden in the US sits at $1.2 trillion, nearly quadruple what it was a decade ago - CS Monitor
  • The class of 2016 graduated with an average student loan debt amount of $37,172 - Edvisors
  • Millennials get a "D" in Financial Literacy - Main Street


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About Us

Read about our story, staff, and what we have to offer.


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Offered Classes

Learn more about Personal Finance courses offered at Seaver.

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Financial Coaching

Meet with one of our trained coaches to create a personalized budget, plan your financial future, and ask questions.

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Learn more about upcoming events.

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Tools and Resources

Equip yourself with tools and resources related to money management.

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Frequently-asked-questions related to personal finance.

Contact Us

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Upcoming Events

Money Management for Millennials 

First Year Seminar Class

Learn more under Offered Classes.