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Managing My Money is a new program designed to increase students’ financial awareness and to empower our diverse communities for financial success. A major part of this program is CashCourse, a free online financial education resource designed specifically for college students created by the independently funded National Endowment for Financial Education. Click here to find out how CashCourse can help you.

As part of the program, work study students are available during selected times at each college to share information on the program and answer financial literacy questions. 
Work study students are available at these locations:

NVC - new location being selected

PAC - Student Center 101

SPC - Sutton Learning Center, Suite 102

SAC - Welcome Center

NLC - Financial Aid/Booths 

 

Fall 2016 Presentations 

October 27 @ 10:00 am: 

NVC, Pecan Hall, Room 101

Understanding Credit

 

November 2 @ 10:00 am:

NLC, NLIB 211

Understanding Credit

 

November 8 @ 10:00 am:

SAC, Moody Learning Center, Library Performance Area (4th floor)

Understanding Credit

 

Have questions? Email us at DST-ManageMoney@alamo.edu

FAQS

What is it?

• An effort to increase students’ financial awareness and to empower our diverse communities for financial success
• In Fall 2015, we introduced CashCourse, a free online financial education resource designed specifically for college students created by the independently funded National Endowment for Financial Education
• In Spring 2016, we offered our first 4 face-to-face presentations on financial topics 

Whose idea was it?

• Alamo Colleges students from the Student Leadership Institute attended a webinar about a successful financial literacy program at Syracuse University
• They saw a need for this kind of program at the Alamo Colleges
• Organized a student-driven financial literacy committee of students and staff

Benefits of using CashCourse


• Free
• No commercial ties
• Customized displays
• Easy sign-up
• Free tech support
• Helpful tips and simple lessons
• Scholarship links
• Student loan information
• My CashCourse planner

CashCourse covers six key areas of personal finance:


• Money 101
• Paying for education
• Shopping smart
• Working and earning
• Money and relationships
• Solving financial problems

Why is financial literacy important?

• 50% of Americans have less than one month’s income saved for a rainy day
• 56% of people have no idea what their credit score is
• Only 58% of Americans have a credit score above 700
• 57% of households don’t have a budget
• 61% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, up from 49% last year
• Two million new graduates in the U.S. are out of work
• 317,000 waiters have college degrees
• The average student loan balance is $23,186
• Americans collectively owe more than $875 billion in student loans—more than the nation’s credit card debt
• Total student loan debt increases at a rate of $2,853.88 per second