Financial Literacy

Personal Financial Literacy is the ability to understand and analyze your finances and your financial opportunities. It enables you to make more informed decisions and choices. We want our students to be financially literate when they step into the world of higher education; including understanding financial aid, loans, debt, rising costs and managing a budget.

The Financial Aid Office recommends using the following resources:

CashCourse

Calculators:
Saving Growth Projection
Loan Repayment Estimator
Other Calculators

Credit Reports

Money Management:
MyMoney.gov – The U.S. government's site for financial education
HomeMoneyHelp.com – site offers simple ways to save money on day-to-day living

Debt Management:
NFCC.org – site provides information on setting up debt repayment plans

Identity Theft:
OptOutPrescreen.com – site where you can opt out of pre-screened credit offers
Consumer.gov/idtheft – the Federal Trade Commission's official site on dealing with identity theft
PrivacyRights.org – site provides information on preventing identity theft

Credit Cards:
BankRate.com – site has rate information for credits cards, mortgages, and explains how to manage credit