Funds Provided Under Massachusetts’ Operation Money Wise Program
Regis College has received a 2023 Operation Money Wise grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer free financial education programming to the military community, including Veterans, this fall. Topics will include financial benefits and resources for Veterans, spending wisely and increasing savings, and a discussion on how to maximize higher education benefits in the GI Bill® and federal financial aid. Regis, recognized with gold status as a Military Friendly® School for 2023-2024, was one of 14 organizations throughout Massachusetts to receive the funding.
“This program is one of many that Regis offers to empower and support military-connected students and their families in pursuing a college degree. Thanks to the Operation Money Wise grant, Regis can continue fostering an environment of success for our Veteran community through timely and educational financial literacy programs," said Regis College President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN.
"Regis College continues to demonstrate its support for those who have served by providing this program. This holistic approach to our Veteran and military-connected community embodies the values of the Sisters of St. Joseph and enables us to continue this necessary work," said Nicholas Lanier, Director of the Center for Veteran and Military Family Services.
Regis is partnering with the West Suburban Veterans’ District (WSVD) and Capital Wealth Management to develop the programs. Each session will be held twice—once at Regis’ Weston campus and again at the Regis North campus at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Lawrence. Sessions at the Weston campus will be streamed via Zoom and the recording will be available on Regis College Online.
Since 2016, Operation Money Wise has provided over $270,000 in funding for financial education programs offered by veteran-serving non-profit organizations, public agencies, and higher education institutions.
“Our Operation Money Wise grants support Massachusetts veterans and their families with the education and information they need to improve their uniquely challenging financial situations,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. "This year’s grantees will offer important, timely resources that help bring increasing economic stability to the servicemembers who dedicate their lives to keeping our country safe.”