Personal financial literacy is more than just being able to balance a checkbook, compare prices or get a job. It also includes skills like long-term vision and planning for the future, and the discipline to use those skills every day.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (sections 1041 and 1042) requires the Secretary of the Treasury in coordination with the Secretary of Education and other agencies to enhance financial literacy among college students through developing initiatives, programs and curricula that improve student awareness of short- and long-term costs associated with student loans and other debts and assisting students in navigating the financial aid process.
There are many financial literacy websites geared towards college students that can be investigated. The following are among those resources available to help educate our students and families and assist them in making informed decisions to reach their financial goals. These links are being provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by Hopkinsville Community College. HCC bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to the questions regarding its content.
Practical Money Skills for Life
Get Financially Fit
Mapping Your Future
You Can Deal With It
Annual Credit Report
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
USA Funds Life Skills Student Guide
Get Rich Slowly
Feed the Pigs
American Savings Education Council
CNN's Money 101
Federal Student Aid- How to Repay Your Loans
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)