College Success through Financial Literacy Conference 2013
Thank you to all who came and participated in the 3rd annual conference on College Success Through Financial Literacy. Copies of conference presentations and materials used may be found below.
The Financial Literacy for College Success Conference and Internet Courses were made possible by a $238,000 federal College Access Challenge Grant for 2010-11 to conduct outreach and financial literacy education for college bound and new college students across Kansas. Some of the specific goals of the program are:
• Planning, organizing and delivering financial literacy education programming to college-bound and college students.
• Writing financial literacy materials to be used live and online.
• Developing an online course on financial literacy for new college students.
• Organizing a state-wide conference for high school counselors and administrators.
• Assessing the effectiveness of the programs carried out under the grant and making continual improvements as needed.
A Financial Literacy for College Success free internet course "MyCollegeMoneyPlan" is now available to help students succeed in college and beyond. The course was developed at Wichita State University under a federal College Access Challenge Grant. The target audiences are students who are considering attending college and those who are new to college. The course includes game-ification features and the ability to post status updates about progress in the course to Facebook and Twitter. The course provides students and their families with the information and resources they need to make wise decisions about:
• Choosing a college they can afford.
• Surviving financially while in college.
• How much student debt to take on, from what sources.
• How to manage student debt after college.
We are very interested in any feedback you may have to help us make the course better.
For information, contact the Financial Literacy Project Coordinator, email@example.com or 316-978-3211.
The Financial Literacy office is located in Neff Hall 115A.
If you are a high school teacher, counselor or principal, contact Tim to arrange an event in your school for students and parents to learn the ins and outs of financing a college education.