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Financial Literacy

Did you know?

  • You may not be offered a job due to your credit? Many employers are now asking for credit checks as a condition of employment.

  • Financial debt, such as credit cards and consumer loans, is one of the top reasons that students struggle in school and choose to drop out.

  • Better credit scores can mean lower interest rates on consumer loans.



City Colleges of Chicago is proud to have partnered with CashCourse--a comprehensive website which provides financial education for college students.  It is online, free, noncommercial, and it is brought to you by The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) inspires empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life.  To explore the wealth of information provided through the CashCourse website, please click here.

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.

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC): ECMC Solutions has valuable information regarding issues related to financial literacy and debt management.

SunTrust Money Management Information: This website is a useful tool for money management, including budgeting etc.

Student Credit Card Information: Student Credit Cards 101: A Student's Guide to Credit provides tips for college students and parents of college students alike. 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.





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