Financial Literacy Resources

Financial Literacy:

CashCourse – The free, noncommercial,  financial education resource available to the entire NOVA community.

National Endowment for Financial Education  

Virginia Department of Education: Economics & Personal Finance Instruction

Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission  

Jump$tart Coalition Financial Literacy Resources

12-Step Guide to Financial Success

http://www.igrad.com/ 

10 Common Post Graduate Money Mistakes

 

Loans:

www.StudentLoans.gov – Financial Awareness Counseling

Federal Student Loan Repayment

National Student Loan Data System

Student Loans:  Avoiding Deceptive Offers

Loan Planning Form

 

Choosing a College & Career:

Virginia Education Wizard

College Navigator

US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

My Next Move – US Department of Labor  – Career Research Resource

USAJobs for Students and Grads

Saving During Your First Job

 

Credit Cards:

Consumer’s Guide to Credit Cards

Consumer Information:  Credit, Debit, and Charge Cards

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Credit Card Q&A

Credit Cards:  Know Before You Owe

Opt-Out of Prescreened Credit Offers

 

Credit Reports:

www.annualcreditreport.com  –  The only source for free credit reports authorized by federal law.

 

Calculators:

Financial Calculators

Student Loan Repayment Estimator

Currency Converter

College Cost Calculator

 

Consumer Protection & Identity Theft:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

FTC Consumer Information – Repairing Identity Theft

FTC – Fighting Back Against Identity Theft

National Do Not Call Registry

Better Business Bureau

IdentityTheft.gov 

 

Taxes:

IRS Publication 970 – Tax Benefits for Education

IRS Publication 17 – Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals

IRS Form 1040 Instructions

Understanding Taxes

IRS Interactive Tax Assistant

Free File:  Do Your Federal Taxes for Free

Preparing for Tax Season

 

Investing:

Getting the Facts: The SEC’s Roadmap to Saving and Investing

American Association of Individual Investors

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Alliance for Investor Education

Beginners’ Guide to Financial Statements

10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement

Investing Basics

 

Tips for Parents:

http://www.higherone.com/images/stories/parenttips.pdf

 

 Financial Aid:

www.fafsa.gov

https://studentaid.ed.gov  

www.finaid.org  

Federal Student Aid Resources

Funding Your Education:  The Guide to Federal Student Aid

NOVA Financial Aid Homepage

NOVA Financial Aid Handbook

NOVA Financial Aid Support Center

Financial Aid TV

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