Peer Financial Advocacy Program

The UMaine Peer Financial Advocacy Program (PFAP) is a confidential, individualized money management support program built by students, for students. Our Peer Financial Advocates (PFAs) are real UMaine students with a passion for helping their peers develop healthy financial habits.

PFAs engage in the following tasks:

  • Conduct one-on-one confidential meetings with peers
  • Advocate for students to make informed financial decisions for themselves by understanding available options, identifying financial goals, and developing a plan to reach those goals together
  • Provide unbiased information, support, and resources regarding budgeting, money management (e.g. credit cards, retirement, etc.), and basic financial aid (types of aid, how aid is awarded).
  • Deliver presentations and workshops to residence halls, classrooms, and other venues
  • Inform campus financial literacy program development
  • Plan and manage events, including Know Your Money Day (October 7th) and Financial Literacy Month in April

Students interested in meeting with a Peer Financial Advocate should contact a financial literacy specialist in the University of Maine Office of Student Financial Aid at 207.581.1389. Be sure to follow UMaine’s financial literacy team at Facebook.com/UMaineFinLit or on Twitter @UMaineFinLit for all the latest updates and personal finance news!