Free Resource: Improving Financial Literacy for College

For students who plan to pursue a college degree, the final years of high school can feel like information overload, from rigorous coursework to campus visits and test prep, requesting recommendation letters and managing application deadlines. When it comes to financial preparations for college, the conversation often begins and ends with one word – FAFSA.

It would be hard to overstate the importance of completing an application for federal student aid. This is an important step that can go a long way towards alleviating the financial burden of college, but it’s also important that students understand how to take action once they receive a student aid report. Are they able to compare award letters to make informed financial decisions? Once they arrive on campus, are they prepared to navigate daily budgeting choices?

Students need support to navigate the complexities of paying for college. But they also need to be well-informed and learn to advocate for themselves.

That’s where our College Knowledge Quiz comes in. Offering a financial literacy quiz to each student helps reveal the level of knowledge they have when it comes to college and financial aid and where they may need more guidance. With this baseline, organizations are better equipped to offer resources, training, and one-on-one support to improve financial literacy and help students stay on track to college success.

To share the College Knowledge Quiz with your own students, click HERE to download a PDF.

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