Why Participate?

Preparing for College? Looking to add something to your college resume that shows you're serious about your future? 

Attend the Personal Finance Summer Institute at the University of Minnesota! This one-week camp is geared towards high school students who are members of a group traditionally underrepresented in higher education and want to know more about everyday personal finance management and how to apply this knowledge to attending college. 

We’re looking for students who are excited about their future and who are ready to plan for it!

Do you know how much you spend each week on food and entertainment?

The institute will give you the skills to think about how you spend your money and how to budget. 

How much money do you want in the future?

The institute will help you understand the power of saving and how the decisions you make today can lead to a bright future.

How much debt should you take on when attending college? 

The institute will help you develop skills to analyze questions like this. 

What does the Institute look like?

Mornings are spent in a college classroom with two energetic instructors, where you will meet as a class and work in small groups to learn about saving, budgeting, credit, and debt.

Participants will explore the University of Minnesota and visit a local company. Guest speakers will visit, and you will meet with professionals in a variety of fields to gain valuable leadership skills in networking and career readiness.

The Institute is free, and participants receive breakfast and lunch each day. Students who successfully complete the course receive $100 for attending and meeting daily learning targets. Bus passes are also provided for students using public transportation.

Like all of MCEE's programs, Summer Institute is dependent on funding.

Ready to apply?

Applications for the 2017 Summer Institute are closed.

Questions? Contact Andrea Hanson at hans1577@umn.edu or (612)625-3727.