Bryan offers students online financial educational tool
June 04, 2008

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Bryan College — with help from CashCourse, an online resource from the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) — is taking a proactive approach to its students’ financial education. The college is one of the first to sign up for CashCourse, an unbiased and noncommercial financial education solution for students. Since the CashCourse pilot launch in fall 2007, 105 schools across the country have signed up to use its services.
 
Living away from home during college is often a time when many students make unwise financial decisions due to lack of knowledge. They are confronted with easy access to credit cards, and can make spending decisions that go far beyond tuition, housing and food. Students also need financial tools for their transition to adulthood, including saving, investing, taxes and evaluating the financial aspects of job offers. Increasing concern over this issue has lead to the joint effort between NEFE and universities to fill in the gaps of financial knowledge that many college students have.
 
“CashCourse offers a reliable resource to help young adults develop financial know-how,” said Ted Beck, NEFE® president and CEO. “Through attention to the needs of today’s college students, this program will help young adults gain the financial savvy necessary for the real world.”
 
NEFE received input from college students to determine what information they would want to see. Representatives from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators wrote or reviewed CashCourse content on financial aid.
 
For more information on CashCourse, visit www.cashcourse.org. NEFE is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping all Americans acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to take control of their financial destiny. To learn more about NEFE, visit www.nefe.org.