for College Campuses
Financial Education for College Students: A Formula for Success
This “how-to” training program provides a step-by-step guide to help campus administrators and financial professionals develop, implement, and evaluate successful financial education programs on college campuses. Get Financially Fit! A Financial Education Toolkit for College Campuses can be used in conjunction with the training.
The training PowerPoint can be downloaded here:
Financial Education for College Students Training PowerPoint Presentation [link to .PPT file]
Get Financially Fit!
A Financial Education Toolkit for College Campuses
This step-by-step “how-to-guide” is designed to help campus administrators and financial professionals develop and implement successful financial education programs on college campuses. The guide is divided into 6 key sections:
- The “Toolkit”: What Do Students Need to Know to be Financially Fit?
- Building a Successful Program: What Will Your Program Look Like?
- Marketing Financial Education to Students: How Do You Successfully Reach Students?
- Strength in Numbers: What Partners and Resources Are Available?
- Developing an Effective Evaluation: How Do You Measure Your Program's Success?
- Putting It All Together: Building Your Campus Action Plan
The first section describes what students need to know and identifies just a few of the many resources available to deliver financial education to college students. The second section provides guidance for creating a successful financial education program on your college campus. Best practices and examples of successful financial education efforts are included. The third and fourth sections discuss marketing a financial education program on your campus and identifying potential partners and opportunities to pool resources. The fifth section provides guidance on how to develop an effective program evaluation. In the final section, a set of questions will help you “Build an Action Plan” based on your campus' available resources and expertise.
The financial education toolkit can be downloaded here:
Get Financially Fit! A Financial Education Toolkit for College Campuses
Get Financially Fit!
A Financial Education Series for College Students
This three-part brochure series highlights valuable information that every college student needs to know about financial management. The brochures provide students with tips on how they can get started with their financial fitness plan. Using this series, students can take charge of their financial future with a Warm-Up, a Work-Out, and Weigh-In with topics such as spending, using credit, saving money and avoiding identity theft. The brochures also provide students with links to helpful websites that will enhance their overall financial fitness plan.
The student brochures can be downloaded here:
Funding for Get Financially Fit! provided by:
American Council on Consumer Interests
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
Direct Selling Education Foundation
Permission is granted for you to reproduce the Get Financially Fit! materials. However, the materials cannot be used for commercial purposes, cannot be used out of context, and cannot be edited or reformatted. If you abide by the conditions, you may copy the work or post it to a website without infringing copyright. Thank you for your interest in these materials and our shared interest in giving all young people the financial skills they need for success.