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Next Gen Personal Finance FinCamps

EXCEL students on Boyden quad

Bridgewater State University proudly partners with Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) to offer graduate credit for FinCamps taking place this summer at various locations across the United States. NGPF FinCamp attendees are able to enroll in additional online coursework earning three graduate credits for $250 from Bridgewater State University. 

In this 4-5 week graduate-level course, participants will build on their NGPF FinCamp experience through collaboration with an empowered network of supportive, like-minded educators for today’s middle/secondary financial literacy classrooms. This course will focus on current events and trends in personal finance, as well as real-world application of financial literacy skills. Course participants will create and share lesson plans and activities connected to their state’s standards for immediate use with their students. Learn more about the professors in this video.

Participants participating in any live NGPF FinCamp during the 2024 summer are eligible to earn graduate credit upon their completion of their respective NGPF FinCamps run by Next Gen Personal Finance. The cost for 3 graduate credits from Bridgewater State University which corresponds with the NGPF FinCamp completed is $250. Participants seeking graduate credits will be expected to attend their respective FinCamp in full and to also complete additional coursework prior to the conclusion of the course. 

● Introduction to Cohort - 5%
● FinCamp Reflection - 5%
● FinLit Interest Topic Research Discussion - 15%
● Artificial Intelligence in PF Classroom Discussion - 15%
● Arcade Game Review Reflection - 5%
● On-Demand Module Review Discussion - 10%
● FinLit Podcast/Book Review Discussion - 15%
● Individualized Final Product Lesson with Peer Review - 30%

The steps to register for graduate credit are below:

Step 1: Complete the Graduate Non-Degree Application

Students starting non-degree course(s) for the Summer 2024 term, should click here for the Graduate Non-Degree application (

If you’ve never entered our application portal, you’ll want to click on “Students without an Account” and click “Start a Non-Degree Application”.

Please contact Graduate Admissions ( with questions regarding the Graduate Non-Degree Application.


Step #2: Retrieve Your BEAR ID

Your BEAR ID is the 8-digit number emailed to you once your Graduate Non-Degree application has been processed by Graduate Admissions. You will need this to access many of the items below, so be sure to have it handy. If you have lost your acceptance letter or cannot remember it, the Office of Graduate Admissions can help. Write to from the email address used to complete your Graduate Application for any help or questions during this step.

Step #3: Access and Use Your BSU Email account

Start to use your BSU email today! It was sent from BSU Accounts ( to the personal email address provided in your application.
To access your email, use the link provided in the communication sent from IT. You can also access your email on the student portal by clicking on email from the left navigation bar.

IMPORTANT: Login to your BSU email with the default password. You will be prompted to set up MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) before resetting your password. View how to configure MFA.

All information is sent to your BSU email. Don’t miss important information: Be sure to check daily!

If you have not received your BSU email account information from BSU Accounts:
First, check your junk or spam folder.  Contact IT support at 508.531.2555 or and provide them with the following information.

  • Bear ID (formerly Banner ID)
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Date of Birth

Step #4: Be sure to find your respective "Course Number" (CRN) from the list below. You'll want to write it down so you can enter it during the registration process.

Find your FinCampBSU Graduate Course Dates and Details 
Madison, Wisconsin (June 25)
Morristown, New Jersey (June 27)
Columbus, Ohio (June 27)
Financial Literacy for Educators (CRN:51019)
EDHM 560 - FR1 (51019)
June 25 - July 27, 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana (July 10)
Houston, Texas (July 11)
Orlando, Florida (July 16)
Boca Raton, Florida (July 18)
Financial Literacy for Educators (CRN:51020)
EDHM 560 - FR2 (51020)
July 10 - August 18, 2024
Omaha, Nebraska (July 23)
Kansas City, Missouri (July 25)
Portland, Oregon (July 30)
Long Beach, California (July 31)
Financial Literacy for Educators (CRN:51021)
EDHM 560 - FR3 (51021)
July 23 - September 1, 2024
San Francisco, California (August 1)
Detroit, Michigan (August 12)
Manhattan, New York (August 14)
New Haven, Connecticut (August 15)
Financial Literacy for Educators (CRN:51022)
EDHM 560 - FR4 (51022)
August 1 - September 3, 2024


Step# 5: Navigate to the Student Portal and Register for a course(s)

Students register for courses by navigating to the Student Portal, signing in using your BSU credentials, and going to the “Student” section of Infobear.

  1. Proceed to the BSU Student Portal by navigating to and clicking on “Infobear” on the left side navigation menu.
  2. Once you’re able to login using your BSU credentials, click the “Student” tab along the top of the page to begin to register for your course.
  3. You should see a page that has your specific “Student Profile”.
  4. On the left hand side, please click on the navigation for “Registration and Planning – New
  5. Next, you’ll be prompted to complete the “Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (SFRA)”.
  6. Once you’ve acknowledged the “Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (SFRA)”, you will click on the link at the bottom titled “Registration Planning – New
  7. On the next page, you’ll click “Register for Classes” on the bottom right hand side of the page.
  8. To add a course section click the “Enter CRNs” tab then enter the 5-digit CRN for your specific FinCamp and click “Add to Summary”. To finalize your registration click “Submit” in the bottom right corner of the “Summary” section. The class “Status” will change from “Pending” to “Registered” once you have successfully added the course.

 *You may view a step-by-step video which will walk you through adding/registering for a class at BSU.

Additional registration related resources including PDF instructions may also be found on the Registrar’s Office page*


Paying your bill

Once you have successfully registered for your course, you should now pay your bill.

1. From being logged in to the portal, click "Student" from the tab across the top, then "Student Accounts" and then "eBill" on the right-hand side

2. Click "Make Payment" again from the tabs on the top of the page and follow the prompts.

For more information on how to pay your bill, contact Student Accounts. 

Student Accounts
Boyden Hall, Rm 107
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Getting your transcript 

Bridgewater State University offers the convenience of E-Transcripts which can be requested 24/7 and be sent, electronically, anywhere in the world typically within an hour.

Once you receive confirmation that grades are available and transcripts can be requested, go to the Transcript Request Page to begin the process

About Next Gen Personal Finance FinCamps

FinCamps are a FREE full day of in-person professional development where you have the opportunity to dive into NGPF’s curriculum and resources, collaborate with other educators, and get reinvigorated for the classroom.

To Register for a FinCamp, please visit 

FinCamp Tentative Agenda

  • Breakfast
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • NGPF Activity
  • Modeling an NGPF Lesson
  • NGPF Scavenger Hunt
  • Implementing NGPF in the Classroom
  • Lunch
  • Let’s MOVE!
  • What’s Trending in Personal Finance?
  • Community & Collaboration Stations
  • Reflection & Wrap Up

2024 FinCamp Locations and Dates

To Register for a FinCamp, please visit  

Madison, Wisconsin (June 25)
Morristown, New Jersey (June 27)
Columbus, Ohio (June 27)
New Orleans, Louisiana (July 10)
Houston, Texas (July 11)
Orlando, Florida (July 16)
Boca Raton, Florida (July 18)
Omaha, Nebraska (July 23)
Kansas City, Missouri (July 25)
Portland, Oregon (July 30)
Long Beach, California (July 31)
San Francisco, California (August 1)
Detroit, Michigan (August 12)
Manhattan, New York (August 14)
New Haven, Connecticut (August 15)


For more information, please contact Darren Macdonald, Director of Communications & Outreach for the College of Graduate Studies.

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