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Personal Finance Resources for College Students


  • Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
    This site is focused on financial education for pre-kindergarten through college-age youth and offers student financial literacy surveys, downloadable reports, and a searchable clearinghouse of financial education resources
  • RAND Financial Literacy Center
    RAND Corporation, Dartmouth College, and The Wharton School created the Rand Financial Literacy Center to support the development of improved financial education products and programs for the public. The website includes reports on the Center’s research projects, policy briefs and financial literacy news.

  • CashCourse
    CashCourse® is another resource from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). This is a free, online program designed for colleges.
  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
    360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is designed by the American Institute of CPAs to help Americans manage personal finance at different stages of life. Follow the link above to personal finance information pertinent to college students.
  • SmartAboutMoney
    A website from the National Endowment for Financial Education that offers personal finance expertise. Check out the Resource Library for financial education reports organized by topics such as College, Youth, Debt, Job and Career, and Budget. Key resources include 40 Money Management Tips every College Student Should Know and Your Spending, Your Savings, Your Future.
  • Get Money Smarts
    Get Money Smarts, a website from Montana University Systems, provides information and guidance about budgeting, managing money, and loans.
  • Mapping Your Future
    A website featuring money management, career, college, and financial aid information. Includes information for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Financial Literacy (iGrad)
    This website offers a wealth of e-books, videos, calculators, games and quizzes on financial literacy.
  • What’s My Score.org
    This website includes guides like Headed for College and Renting an Apartment, money management workbooks designed for college students, credit score educational resources, and more.
  • Practical Money Skills for Life
    Visa worked with educators to develop this website that offers information on credit, spending, and saving for major purchases and life events - like going to college and renting an apartment.

  • Spendster
    Watch, discuss, and share videos about wasteful spending habits. This site from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) also offers personal finance tips, calculators, quizzes, and guides.

  • MyMoney.gov
    MyMoney is the U.S. government’s financial education website. Look under Life Events - Going to College for personal finance information pertinent to college students.