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Financial Literacy Resources for Postsecondary Edcuation

Federal Student Aid

This site is sponsored by the US Department of Education. Federal Student Aid is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.  


MyMoney.gov

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. This site organizes financial education help from over 20 different Federal web sites in one place.  Content is organized by where you are in life ("Life Events"), who you are ("My Resources"), and by specific hands-on tools ("Tools").  Popular Topics are also highlighted.  This site provides summaries of resources available at other official government sites and allows you to open those pages in a new window ("Learn More").


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The mission of CFPB is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans. This means ensuring that consumers get the information they need to make the financial decisions they believe are best for themselves and their families—that prices are clear up front, that risks are visible, and that nothing is buried in fine print. In a market that works, consumers should be able to make direct comparisons among products and no provider should be able to use unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices.


Jump$tart Coalition

Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.


America Saves

America Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
and is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Check out , "Saving for
Emergencies,"  which is available to help you understand the importance of emergency savings.

Saving for Emergencies - America Saves Partner Resource Packet Volume 1 Issue 5


Federal Trade Commission

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission.  The FTC's updated resources explain how to protect your information and how to respond if it's stolen.

Taking Charge: What to Do If Your Identity is Stolen

Identity Theft: What To Know, What To Do


Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC)

TSAC's mission is to provide financial assistance for postsecondary educational opportunities to Tennessee residents and other students who have established eligibility in accordance with program guidelines.

There are many important things students should consider when planning for college. Check out Focusing On '13 Seniors a handout for this year's graduating seniors and their parents. 


MyMortgageInsider.com

MyMortgageInsider.com is a financial information resource for consumers keen to research and then apply for a home loan. Their goal is to provide the knowledge and resources to help you achieve your financial goals through home ownership.