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Financial Literacy

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:

  • budgeting
  • avoiding credit card debt
  • choosing the right bank
  • debt reduction
  • understanding credit reports/scores
  • student loans
  • avoiding identity theft
  • navigating the financial aid system to apply for Federal aid.

Literacy programs are provided through partnerships with community based agencies such as the YWCA. Below are some online interactive activities to help gain knowledge about finances.


C2: SAFE is a partnership between Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) and Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS). C2: Safe is a nonprofit dedicated to helping you manage your money and make good financial decisions. Short online and in-person workshops are available on topics like managing your credit, saving for a home, and financial wellness. Visit the Calendar for a list of upcoming webinars, and Register to participate. 


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.

CashCourse® can help you:
• Build money management skills
• Survive in a tough economy
• Prepare for success


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


From “Setting Priorities” to “Buying a Car”…. Choose a lesson about a topic that interests you. Be sure to ‘Take the Test’ at the bottom of each section. Print out your score and submit to your Trio/SSS Advisor for Financial Literacy credit


Get some information before you take out that student loan! Find out how long it will take to pay it back; Check out the information on the following link. Print this form Earn More Learn More and answer the questions; submit to your Trio/SSS Advisor for Financial Literacy credit.


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.