College brings lots of new experiences and many new challenges. Students need to be equipped with relevant nonacademic skills to ensure they are getting the most out of their college years, finishing their programs of study on time and preparing themselves for success after graduation.

Understanding the Basics of Budgeting

Teaches students how to:

  • Determine the amount of money they really have for their budget by calculating take-home pay.
  • Balance income and spending.
  • Differentiate between needs and wants.
  • Research and select a budgeting tool that meets their needs.

Creating and Maintaining a Budget

Teaches students how to:

  • Estimate deductions and taxes that are taken out of their paycheck.
  • Track income and expenses in a chosen budgeting tool.
  • Monitor and evaluate their budget.
  • Adjust spending habits to reduce expenses.

Achieving Goals

Teaches students how to:

  • Research and set realistic goals.
  • Utilize the SMART goal setting method.
  • Create a plan to achieve their goals.
  • Review their progress.

Paying for College

Teaches students how to:

  • Find free sources to finance their higher education.
  • Examine the costs associated with school.
  • Analyze the various types and sources of student aid.
  • Determine affordable levels of student loan debt.

Understanding Credit

Teaches students how to:

  • Define credit and interest.
  • Differentiate among the various types of credit and which types of credit are better suited for particular purposes than other types.
  • Comprehend the legal implications of using credit.

Obtaining Credit

Teaches students how to:

  • Navigate the credit application process.
  • Identify types of financial institutions where credit can be obtained.
  • Analyze the costs and benefits of various types of credit.



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