Spring 2015

Document Type



School of Business

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Nate Peach


A survey was administered at a private, liberal arts university in the Pacific Northwest to discover how financial literacy can have an impact on students budgeting behaviors. Respondents were asked different kinds of financial literacy questions to assess how much they knew about financial knowledge, and respondents were asked financial behaviors questions to analyze the relationship between financial literacy and financial behaviors. Other questions included demographics, math ability, education, and personal discernment. I find that the only factor that affects students budgeting behaviors is their year in college. When students stay at the school for a long period of time, they may begin to be aware of how to spend their money.