To reduce the distraction of financial concerns that could derail a student’s educational progress, both traditional and online financial literacy training opportunities are provided to Trio/SSS students. Training topics include 1) budgeting, 2) avoiding credit card debt, 3) choosing the right bank, 4) debt reduction, 5) understanding credit reports/scores, 6) student loans, 7) avoiding identity theft, and 8) navigating the financial aid system to apply for Federal aid. Literacy programs are provided through partnerships with community based agencies such as the YWCA.
Financial Literacy Resources
CashCourse® provides financial education resources for colleges. It's online, it's free, it's noncommercial, and it's brought to you by The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) - the only nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the well-being of all Americans.
Try this fun interactive game that helps you budget your money. See if you can make it through the month on your “salary”!
Print out the last page and let’s see how you did. Submit to your Trio/SSS Advisor for Financial Literacy credit http://playspent.org/
YOU AND YOUR CREDIT CARD! Find out about credit card use. How much did that pizza actually cost you?! Print this form You and Your Credit Card and answer the questions; submit to your Trio/SSS Advisor for Financial Literacy credit.