University of Kentucky's plans for Students

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The University of Kentucky has announced a new initiative to help students with financial literacy. 

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The program, which is set to launch in Fall 2019, will include hands-on investing, educational resources and more.

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"We want our students to graduate not only with a degree. 

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But also with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the real world," said UK President Eli Capilouto.

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"Financial literacy is a critical part of that equation, and we are committed to providing our students with the resources they need to make sound financial decisions."

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The initiative will be led by UK's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs.

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The Gatton College of Business and Economics, and the Cooperative Extension Service.

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"Our goal is to provide students with the information and tools they need to make informed decisions about their finances," said UK Director of Financial Aid Deirdre Magee.

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 "We want to help them understand how to budget, save and invest for their future."

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The program will include a variety of components, including:

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Students will have the opportunity to invest in a real portfolio, managed by UK's investment office. 

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