To promote timely graduation and minimize student loan debt, colleges nationwide are adopting programs to improve their students’ personal finance and academic success skills. To mark April as Financial Literacy Month, USA Funds® highlights resources that can help your students enhance their financial literacy while promoting their success on campus and following graduation.
Join USA Funds for a free, one-hour webcast from 2-3 p.m. Eastern time April 23. You’ll learn about multifaceted initiatives focused on enhancing the financial literacy of students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and St. Philip’s College in San Antonio. Register for USA Funds’ Financial Literacy Month webcast.
USA Funds Life Skills
USA Funds Life Skills® is an online financial literacy and student success program provided at no cost to postsecondary institutions. The program equips schools to teach their students to manage their time and money wisely during school and after graduation.
The program also allows schools to track students’ progress, assess their knowledge of key personal finance and student success concepts, and measure behavioral changes. USA Funds Life Skills measures gains in knowledge, captures attitude and planned action after lesson completion, and tracks students’ application of the concepts and tools in the months following completion.
Best practices guide
A guide from USA Funds offers colleges and universities suggestions for implementing personal finance education for college students. “Teachable Moments for Personal Finance Education: Best Practices for Implementing USA Funds Life Skills and Other Financial Literacy Resources” lists ways in which two dozen colleges and universities have deployed personal finance resources for their students.
Contact USA Funds to learn more about these tools and solutions, and other resources to assist in your financial literacy or debt management and default prevention efforts.