Wieckowski to co-host forum on reducing college expenses Monday at CSU, East Bay New Student Union

CalCPA, State Treasurer Chiang's office and San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen to participate in Student Financial Literacy Workshop

May 11, 2018

HAYWARD – With student loan debt far surpassing credit card and auto loan debt, Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is teaming up with CalCPA, State Treasurer John Chiang’s Scholarshare 529 and San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen on a Student Financial Literacy Workshop this Monday morning at California State University, East Bay.

“At a time when record student loan debt is crippling so many graduates and their families, it is critical that students have important information that can help them pursue their dreams without jeopardizing their financial futures,” said Sen. Wieckowski, a bankruptcy attorney who has successfully authored several pieces of legislation to help Californians reduce their personal debt.  “The presentations at this workshop will help current students, students thinking about graduate school and families planning for their children’s futures.”


WHO:             Sen. Bob Wieckowski, San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen, CSU – East Bay

                       President Leroy Morishita, ScholarShare 529 Executive Dir. Julio Martinez, ASI Legislative Affairs Dir. Parker Rugely-Valle, and CalCPA’s Meredith Johnson


WHAT:          Student Financial Literacy Workshop

WHERE:       Cal State University, East Bay, New Student Union Bayview Room, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA (Parking available in Lot B)

WHEN:          9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Monday, May 14, 2018

“California must increase its number of college graduates to ensure we have enough skilled workers to meet the demand of our knowledge-based economy in the future,” said San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen, chair of the city’s Budget and Finance Committee. “This financial literacy workshop will provide important information about saving for college and accessing student loans, so students are making informed choices and not burying themselves in debt while earning their diplomas.”

Last year, ScholarShare 529, the state’s college savings plan, achieved a milestone when it surpassed $8 billion in combined assets, across 300,000 accounts. Julio Martinez, the executive director of the ScholarShare Investment Board, will speak on the ScholarShare 529 program. CalCPA will show attendees how to better manage their finances and what to consider and look out for when filling out financial loan applications.