In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), by October 29,2011 each post-secondary institution that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs must post a net price calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student's individual circumstances. This calculator should allow students to calculate an estimated net price of attendance at an institution (defined as cost of attendance minus grant and scholarship aid) based on what similar students paid in a previous year. The net price calculator is required for all Title IV institutions that enroll full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students.
The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) has developed the cashcourse.org web site specifically to help college students and graduates across the country. This program allows universities to provide college students with the resources necessary to cultivate positive money management habits and financial literacy skills that will last a lifetime. Money management skills and access to personal financial planning resources are necessary for college students to build a healthy financial future.
USA Funds Life Skills is a web-based financial literacy program that promotes measurable improvements in personal finance practices. This program offers students free lessons on topics such as managing credit card debt, personal finances, and student loans. Following the lessons the students are able to attempt quizzes that will test their financial knowledge and their ability to apply that knowledge.
The National Student Loan Data System maintains information about all your Federal Student Loans. This site allows you to access the total amount of every loan, who your lender is, and the status of your loan.
The U.S. Department of Education provides students with information on loan repayment and consolidation. Understanding how you repay your loans can go a long way toward building a solid financial foundation.
This Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter,detect, and defend against identity theft. On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft-and learn what to do if their identity is stolen.
Mint is a free budget tool that can be accessed either from your computer or smartphone. Mint automatically pulls all your financial information into one place, so you can finally get the entire picture.