The new Virginia Credit Union Financial Success Center at VCU is dedicated to helping our community move forward to achieve financial success. It aims to increase the prominence of financial instruction, research, programming and monitoring among the VCU community.
The Financial Success Center (FSC) provides the VCU community with free personal and professional financial education, including assistance and counseling on budgeting, saving, credit, student loan repayment, career transitions and more. It supports all aspects of financial success through solutions, education and research-oriented financial programs that help reduce debt, build savings, and increase financial confidence
Meet the director
Carolyn McCrea, M.Ed., is a higher education specialist with over a decade of experience in professional development and student success. McCrea earned her B.A. in english and education from James Madison University, and her M.Ed. in higher education administration from the College of William and Mary. Her research and programming focus on financial wellbeing and barriers to financial success.
The Money Spot helps current VCU students achieve financial freedom with expert (and free) advice from money coaches who understand the day-to-day challenges of college students — because they're students too.
The Money Spot provides one-on-one peer coaching sessions, financial education presentations for student organizations, classes and events, and financial literacy workshops open to all VCU students. Schedule an appointment with one of our expert Money Spot Coaches today. *Financial coaching is currently offered virtually*
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The FSC offers financial education and resources for the VCU alumni community through webinars and one-on-one financial coaching. Coaching is provided by trained and certified VCU professionals and community partners, including financial coaches, counselors, financial planners and advisors.
Schedule your financial coaching appointment today. *Financial coaching is currently offered virtually*
To register for one of webinars, review our Events below.
VCU Faculty & Staff
Our Center supports financial wellness programming for VCU employees, currently offered through monthly workshops. For the list of upcoming financial wellness workshops for VCU professionals, visit the Learning Center in Talent@VCU and search for “Financial Wellness.”