Financial Literacy is the ability to understand and analyze your finances and your financial opportunities. The decisions you make now, from choosing which student loan to borrow to how you use a credit card, will affect you for years after you graduate.
Financial Literacy Resources for Students
- Nerd Wallet Cost of Living Calculator—Want to see how much more/less it will cost to live in a city when you graduate? Check out this calculator.
- Kahn Academy Better Money Habits – Great site that provides well-produced personal finance lessons on any topic you can think of. A great tool for those that are visual learners.
- Mint—This site helps you to see where your money goes and keep track of your budget.
- Feed the Pig—This site provides tips and interactive tools to remind you to feed that piggy bank.
- Council of Graduate Schools—Website provides research, data, and links to information regarding financial literacy geared towards Graduate students.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – This website has an abundance of resources specifically for college students and reminds you government regulations are in place to protect you.
- CashCourse -The Office of Student Financial Aid Services has registered with the National Endowment for Financial Education to allow UConn students access to a non-commercial financial literacy website.
- Student Employment – This website contains available on and off campus community service opportunities for current UConn students.
- Center Career Development -To assist students in identifying their interests, values, skills, and personality preferences so they can make meaningful and satisfying career decisions and be a competitive member of the global workforce
The Office of Student Financial Aid Services (OSFAS) would like to conduct the “Your Money Matters!” presentation to all interested classes, clubs, and student organizations. If you are interested please email us at Yourmoneymatters@uconn.edu.