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TRiO Student Support Services

To reduce the distraction of financial concerns that could derail a student’s educational progress, both traditional and online financial literacy training opportunities are provided to Trio/SSS students. Training topics include 1) budgeting, 2) avoiding credit card debt, 3) choosing the right bank, 4) debt reduction, 5) understanding credit reports/scores, 6) student loans, 7) avoiding identity theft, and 8) navigating the financial aid system to apply for Federal aid. Literacy programs are provided through partnerships with community based agencies such as the YWCA.

Financial Literacy Resources

Cash Course
CashCourse® provides financial education resources for colleges. It's online, it's free, it's noncommercial, and it's brought to you by The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) - the only nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the well-being of all Americans.

CashCourse® can help you:
• Build money management skills
• Survive in a tough economyCashCourse
• Prepare for success
Click the Blue button to find out how

PLAY SPENT!
Try this fun interactive game that helps you budget your money. See if you can make it through the month on your “salary”!
Print out the last page and let’s see how you did. Submit to your Trio/SSS Advisor for Financial Literacy credit http://playspent.org/

MONEY 101
From “Setting Priorities” to “Buying a Car”…. Choose a lesson about a topic that interests you. Be sure to ‘Take the Test’ at the bottom of each section. Print out your score and submit to your Trio/SSS Advisor for Financial Literacy credit http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/

LEARN MORE EARN MORE!
Get some information before you take out that student loan! Find out how long it will take to pay it back; Check out the information on the following link. Print this form Earn More Learn More and answer the questions; submit to your Trio/SSS Advisor for Financial Literacy credit. http://www.aie.org/students/

YOU AND YOUR CREDIT CARD! Find out about credit card use. How much did that pizza actually cost you?! Print this form You and Your Credit Card and answer the questions; submit to your Trio/SSS Advisor for Financial Literacy credit.

 http://www.aie.org/managing-your-money/credit-scores-and-reports/managing-credit-and-debt.cfm