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Financial Wellness Platform

City Colleges of Chicago has partnered with iGrad to provide loan counseling and financial literacy education.  iGrad also provides a free on-line Financial Wellness Platform. The platform provides videos, articles, calculators, and many other resources and tools. There are three main topic categories: Managing Money, Paying for School, and Finding a Career  By taking control of your finances, you can learn to live well today while planning for tomorrow.  The iGrad Financial Wellness Platform can      
  • Boost your financial awareness and literacy with resources designed to show you how to take control of your finances  
  • Track all your student loans in one place 
  • Help you develop a successful student loan repayment strategy
  • Provide valuable information on how to work with your lender when you have difficulty making student loan payments.
  • Find scholarships to help pay for your higher education
  • Assist in creating a resume and cover letter,
  • Provide expert advice on interviewing.
  • Enroll and get started today by selecting your school below:

ECMC Solutions

To further help ensure your success, we have teamed up with Solutions at ECMC to provide you with a single resource for all your federal student loan-related questions. Solutions, a service of the non-profit organization ECMC, is dedicated to helping learners manage educational loans and their resources are available to you free of charge.​ 

Additional Resources

​Below are some websites that can be accessed and explored to keep students informed about their finances.

Gear-Up: This website is designed for the middle and high school student for a better understanding of finances.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)The FTC website has handy information regarding free annual credit reports, scholarships scams, identity theft, and private educational loans.

MyMoney.gov: MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics of financial education. This site has general information about all kinds of personal finance.​