Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is having the knowledge and skills required to make informed and effective financial decisions.  Check out the resources below for a variety of financial counseling tools to help you on your way to financial happiness!

SALT Got Debt? Get SALT.  
SALT™ makes it simple to take control of your finances, helping college students and alums live well today while planning for tomorrow.

Cash Course Your Real-Life Money Guide 
How can you get on the right path to a great financial future while making your money count today?

Money Mondays on NelNet.com 
Examine various aspects of personal financial wellness to better equip you to build wealth. 

Practical Money Skills for Life 
Improve your financial future by gaining a better understanding of a broad range of personal finance topics, including creating a budget, saving for retirement, and using credit wisely. 

360 degrees of Financial Literacy 
A free effort of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

Budget Simple Eliminate Debt. Build Wealth. Budget Simple. 
BudgetSimple is a free, easy to use online budget for your family. It will help you find out where your money is going, and the best way to cut unnecessary expenses.

Feed the Pig 
We’re here to help you do just that, feed your piggy bank. 

FinAid The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid 
The custom calculators can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save and how much aid you’ll need.

iGrad Your Future...Our Focus 
iGrad was borne of a desire to provide young adults the opportunity to thrive financially by providing a community with intuitive tools, resources, and content to help them succeed financially.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) 
The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) central database for student aid. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or Pell grant data.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling Knowing the difference can make all the difference 
NFCC Member Agencies provide financial counseling and education to millions of consumers each year in person, over the phone, or online.

MyMoney.gov 
Strengthen your financial capability and increase access to financial services.

Love Your Money 
This site will take you through a step-by-step plan covering topics like building wealth, budgets, setting goals, credit cards, debt, 401k programs, identity theft, and more.

Get Financially Fit on Nelnet.com
Develop healthy habits for a secure financial future with resources from Nelnet. Get savvy about finances, build a budget, and protect yourself and your financial future.

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