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Financial Literacy

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. 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.​