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Media Contact: Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer


TCC and Family Services Offer Free Financial Awareness Classes

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 22, 2004) - Tidewater Community College and Family Services of Tidewater are offering free classes, open to the public, on personal financial management, underwritten by a grant from Household Inc.

The classes are on a walk-in basis; everyone is welcome. Sessions addressing Personal Budgeting; Credit Scores, Reports and Issues; and Using Credit run consecutively and repeat.

Personal Budgeting – the easy way
Each participant will receive an easy to follow excel spreadsheet on a floppy disc and instructions on preparing their own financial plan. The goal is to reinforce financial planning as the prerequisite for financial success.

Credit Scores, Reports and Issues
What you need to know about how things get on your credit report, what to do if you find errors or problems, and how to assess your credit report and score.

Using Credit
Understand how credit cards work and how billing is computed. Also learn how to use them effectively without getting over extended. Compare auto financing and insurance alternatives.

The class schedule and locations are as follows:
1/28    8:15 a.m.    Personal Budgeting Chesapeake Campus, Room 2057
1/28    6:30 p.m.    Personal Budgeting Portsmouth Campus
2/24    6:00 p.m.    Using Credit Virginia Beach Campus, Cafeteria Annex
3/3      12:30 p.m.  Personal Budgeting Norfolk Campus, Room 4235
3/18    12:30 p.m.  Using Credit Virginia Beach Campus, Pungo Auditorium
3/24    12:30 p.m.  Credit Scores Portsmouth Campus
4/1      12:30 p.m.  Credit Scores Norfolk Campus
4/8      11:00 a.m.  Using Credit Norfolk Campus
4/15    12:30 p.m.  Credit Scores Virginia Beach Campus, Pungo Auditorium
4/21     7:00 p.m.   Credit Scores Norfolk Campus, Room 4235
4/28     6:00 p.m.   Credit Scores Portsmouth Campus

For more information, call Pat Allison 757-822-1372.



Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation's 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1958 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the region's residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.

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Media Contact: Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer