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This guide is designed to provide students with access to resources providing skills and advice about basic money management.

Financial Topics for College Students

College Students

College is a time of new found freedom for many students. But that can spell trouble if that freedom applies to personal finances too. Students need to understand basic money management skills such as living within a budget and handling credit and debt. A solid financial foundation can lead to a lifetime of financial success.

The American Institute of CPAs has created website for interested college students seeking advice and information about money management. Click on the website link below:

Financial Topics for College Students


SALT American Student Assistance

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Salt® works with students, alumni, and our partners to help remove financial barriers to higher education and let you freely and confidently pursue your dreams.

Salt, powered by the nonprofit American Student Assistance® (ASA), features an easy online platform and one-on-one counseling to help you plan for, pay for, and repay the cost of a degree. Get the confidence you need to ensure a successful financial future with:

  • Guidance on the best ways to pay for school, so you can obtain a degree, but not the stress that comes with determining how to pay for it.
  • Personalized student loan help so you can make borrowing and repayment decisions that fit your life.
  • Money management advice and straightforward budgeting tools that build your financial skills.

For more about Salt and American Student Assistance, click on the link below:

American Student Assistance

Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month


Today, a majority of consumers are experiencing some sort of financial difficulty causing a significant impact on their everyday lives. In fact, Americans carry more than $2 trillion in consumer debt and 30 percent of consumers report having no extra cash; making it impossible to escape the burden of living paycheck to paycheck.

April has been declare National Financial Literacy Month; and for good reason. Too many Americans are insufficiently educated about their personal finances. No matter what day or month of the year a consumer begins their 30 step path to financial wellness, it will help them to create a successful strategy to better their overall financial position.

Federal Student Loans

Are you thinking about taking out a federal student loan to help pay for college or career school? Check out this video to learn about your responsibilities as a borrower and what you should consider when taking out loans for college. Visit for more info.

Financial Literacy - 9 things a college student should know

Financial Literacy - 9 things a college student should know (Part 2)

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David L. Doctor


Subjects: Business, Literature

ECCO Financial Literacy: You & Your Money

In this course, LCC students will develop the skills needed for financial independence. Budgeting basics, including housing, transportation, utilities, food, and medical care will be covered using real-time personal information.  Banking, credit, taxes, and investments for future planning will be analyzed. Independent research into personal financial literacy needs will be supported. Click on the link below for more information about this course:



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