Money Talks Workshops & Events

Ditch the discomfort of talking about your finances! Money Talks initiatives aim to break down the stigma and begin a healthy conversation on campus about student finances. Whether you’re a youth in grade school or a UAlberta PhD student, we offer workshops, group sessions, personal advising, and more for all students. We can help you gain a better understanding of your unique financial situation, and give you the tools you need to make it work for you.

Money Talks: Workshop Series

This series of workshops explores how you currently spend and how you'd like to spend, while providing you with tools, tips and activities to make it happen. Everyone makes financial missteps, but these workshops can help you get on the right track to making better decisions in the future. There's something for everyone!

All workshops are free and last approximately 1.5 hours. Workshops are held throughout Fall and Winter terms.

Money Talks workshops have been adapted from a program originally created by University of Alberta Students' Union.

Money Talks: Student Loans 101 Workshop

Student Loans 101 Workshops help you navigate the student loan system. Attendees will apply for their Alberta Student Loan during the workshop!

Please note that these workshops are specifically for those eligible to apply for Alberta Student Loans, which means you must be an Alberta resident. If you are not sure if you're an Alberta resident, see Student Loans. If you require further information or assistance, please contact Student Connect.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, July 22
9 a.m. – noon or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 23
9 a.m. – noon or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Registration for the 2017 Student Loans 101 Workshops will open closer to the event date.

Money Talks: other activities & events

Student Connect offers a variety of initiatives and events to educate current and prospective UAlberta students about financial aid options and managing money. This includes our Money Talks Workshops as well as other presentations and events on campus and in the community.

We are happy to customize a session to your needs. If you are interested in booking a customized activity, please email

Have more questions? Contact Student Connect.