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Financial Literacy for ISU Students

Guide to Financial Literacy for ISU students

How This Guide Can Help You

If you are a college student, chances are that you are concerned about money. You may be wondering:

  • How do I manage my money and set up a budget?
  • How can I save money as a student?
  • What’s the deal with credit cards?
  • What kinds of financial aid are available?
  • How can I afford graduate school?
  • What happens to my student loans after I graduate?

You’ve come to the right place! This guide can help answer these questions and more.

Links marked [ISU] are locally developed resources - use them first!

The Office of Student Financial Aid, along with the Office of Student Financial Success and the University Library have collaborated on this guide to give you information about financial literacy. Briefly, financial literacy is “"the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial wellbeing."*

Financial literacy is more than just budgets and checklists. It is a set of skills that will help you be the boss of your financial future! Best of all, the skills are easy to learn.

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*President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, 2008 Annual Report to the President, retrieved Jul 26, 2016.