Eastern Wyoming College believes that financial literacy is an essential life skill both during and after college. Students entering college now will have more financial choices to make and more opportunities to capitalize on than any other generation. The Financial Aid Office can help you understand why your financial decisions matter, even if you are just starting out after high school.
To help provide you with financial resources, EWC hosts financial literacy events on-campus each year. Additionally, EWC suggests students participate in the CashCourse Financial Literacy Program online. The CashCourse website contains comprehensive, non-commercial information designed to help students and their families make the best and most informed financial decisions possible. CashCourse can help you with budgeting, gives tips on credit card usage, provides financial basics, and gives information on other topics such as advice on spring break travel and handling peer pressure. Check it out and contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions or need more financial resources!
Federal Financial Literacy Information:
- Federal Student Aid’s Prepare for College budgeting resources
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Paying for College
- FDIC’s Money Smart Financial Education Program
- Federal Reserve Education
- U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Wyoming Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WyASFAA)
- Top Six Ways to Reduce What You Owe
- Prepare a budget to help you plan for college
- Avoid scams and prevent identity theft when applying for aid
- Explore majors and careers
- Understand student loans at $ALT