Santa Clara University

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is the ability to understand and analyze your finances and your financial opportunities enabling you to participate more fully in the decisions and make informed choices. We all want our students to be financially literate when they step into the world of higher education including understanding financial aid, loans, debt, costs and managing a budget.

  • CashCourse
    CashCourse provides financial education resources for colleges and universities. It is online, it is free, it is noncommercial, and it is brought to you by The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) – the only nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the well-being of all Americans.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    A government website that helps consumers find financial products and services — whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.
  • Educational Credit Management Corporation: Financial Awareness Basics
    An excellent online tool, resource and financial calculator, the interactive website helps users discover ways to pay for college costs, learn how to make informed financial decisions and maintain a healthy balance between academics and campus life.
  • Financial Awareness Counseling
    Financial Awareness Counseling provides tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances.
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