Financial Literacy Resources for Students

Going off to college presents many students with the first opportunity to manage their own money without parental supervision. According to the FDIC, "equipping young people in their formative years with the basics of financial education can give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to manage their finances once they enter the real world." The following resources from are designed to help young people balance financial independence with financial responsibility.

Education Financing

Financial Aid 101
Borrower Responsibilities and Rights
Think About Your Repayment Plan When Taking Out Student Loans
Tips for Repaying Your Student Loans
Student Loan Repayment Calculator
Student Loan Refinance and Consolidation

Money-Management Skills

Five Basic Personal Finance Lessons Every High School Student Should Learn
How to Open and Manage a Checking Account as a Student
Money-Saving Secrets for Young Adults
Surviving on a College Budget

Credit Management

Avoiding Credit Card Woes
Building a Good Credit Score in College