The Financial Aid Office is proud to announce the development of a pilot program for financial literacy. We hope to educate students on a wide range of financial topics, from creating good credit to loan repayment. We are currently developing programs with our new partner and will be announcing them soon!
If you would prefer to do something from the privacy of your room, try the free online money management program CashCourse. If you do use this program, please email us at [[aid]] to let us know how it worked for you!
Here are some helpful links to other sites:
- ECMC's FAB site has a number of very useful tools, including a set of podcasts
- The College Graduate's Guide to Managing Money and Debt - Forbes, 5/11/12
- 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
- If you'd like to get a look at how able you'll be to pay off your loans once you graduate, take a look at the Return of Investment Tool. Click "Next" on the first page to get started. This tool may help you determine how much loan debt you should consider taking on.
- Compare online textbook prices
- Get Rich Slowly
- mint.com - numerous personal financial tools
- Project on Student Debt (Student loan borrowers should be sure to read their section on advice to borrowers.)
- Read about some crucial financial mistakes many students make.
- Federal Student Aid's budget calculator
- For parents: College Parents of America's financial literacy site
- San Francisco Chronicle: 10 Money Management Tips for College Grads
- US News & World Report: Best Credit Cards for College Students
- Fox Business: 8 Ways 20-Somethings Can Deal with Debt