Credit Builder

Class Details

Duration

6 weeks

Regular Fee

Free

Language

In English; Spanish coming soon!

Class Schedule

See Class Schedule Options below.

Please note this program is intended for people with below average credit scores. People with no credit history are also welcome to participate and a social security number is not required.

Understand your credit.

From the basics of credit scores to the factors that influence them we’ll demystify the credit world and empower you with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions.

Learn strategies for success.

Discover proven strategies for credit building. We’ll explore responsible credit card usage, effective debt management, and the art of making timely payments. It’s time to turn your credit game around!

Craft your action plan.

Building your credit is not just about learning; it’s about taking action. Together, we’ll create a personalized action plan based on your financial goals.

Relate concepts to your life.

Engage in real-world exercises and case studies to solidify your understanding. Share your experiences with your fellow participants, creating a supportive community along the way.

Apply for a credit building loan.

At the end of the course, you have the opportunity to apply for a credit-building loan. We’ll guide you through the application process and share tips on increasing your chances of approval.

WEV Credit Building Loan Terms include:

  • Loan Amount: $500 minimum, $2500 maximum
  • Interest Rate: 0%
  • Fees: 0%
  • Term Length: Up to 24-month repayment
  • Payments: Equal payments of principal monthly
  • Minimum Credit Score: N/A

Eligibility

  • Applicants can apply for up to 90 days after they have successfully completed the WEV Credit Builder Course and finalized their Credit Action Plan.
  • Applicants must have resided within Santa Barbara County or Ventura County for at least one year.

Class Schedule Options

During enrollment, you will have the opportunity to select one of the following class schedules to participate in. Class spaces are limited.

DATESSCHEDULELANGUAGEFORMATLOCATION
9/18/24 – 10/23/24We 6:00 PM – 7:30 PMEnglishOnlineZoom
10/9/24 - 11/13/24We 6:00 PM – 7:30 PMSpanishOnlineZoom
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"Credit is one of the most powerful tools to achieve your financial goals. I love helping empower students with the information and resources they need to build their credit one step at a time."

Irene Kelly, Financial Education and DEI Manager