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College Student Financial Literacy Curriculum

The NFEC college-level financial literacy curriculum is designed to help universities accomplish a variety of objectives while they empower current and future students with personal finance skills.

Today’s students face a challenging economic future; yet sadly the average college does little or nothing to prepare young adults for the financial real world. While most universities do offer some type of financial literacy resources, very few students actually reap their benefits. Often programs are boring, fail to connect with students, and/or lack effective promotion.

The benefits of a college money management program extend far beyond helping students. The NFEC’s programs also support important university objectives. Colleges have used NFEC programs to aid student recruitment, reduce student loan defaults, connect with parents, build community goodwill, and attract media attention.

Choose from 3 separate college curriculum packages:

College Student Financial Literacy Programs


College Student Financial Literacy

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69 Classroom Hours
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Over 98 Student Activities
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The College Student Financial Literacy Programs are designed for those seeking to host workshops on core financial education topics, including budgeting, student loans, credit, savings, and investment basics. Practical activities, multimedia videos, testing, and practical student guides help students pick up fundamental core lessons.

College student financial literacy programming

  • Over 10 different pre-packaged presentations included: Living on Your Own, Paying for College, Car Buying Workshop, Career Planning, Investing 101, Building Your Financial Foundation, and more.
  • Over 69 classroom hours across 77 lessons
  • 98 engaging activities and educational games
  • Outside-of-class study material
  • Testing, surveys, and long-term assessments
  • Instructors resources – Teachers guide, PPT, Multimedia tools
  • Print on Demand Center with 100 Student Guide reprints
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Option For-Credit College Course

The NFEC’s for-credit college program can be used as a 1 to 3 unit course – providing a turnkey class that can be delivered in-person or online and is ADA compliant. There are several options, including:

  • 1 Unit Course – 20 classroom hours with 40 to 80 outside-of-class hours.
  • 2 Unit Course – 40 classroom hours with 80 to 120 outside-of-class hours.
  • 3 Unit Course – 60 classroom hours with 120 to 160 outside-of-class hours.
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Financial literacy workshop at Wake Tech CollegeFull Service College Solutions

The NFEC gives you access to more than 80 financial literacy assets and an expert team with a positive record of successful campus-wide financial education campaigns. Program launch events, mobile learning apps, celebrity guest speakers, interactive games, and more are available to bring to your campus. Targeted branding, marketing, and program designs help the NFEC create engaging programs that move students to take action toward enhancing their financial futures. The result: college money management programs that make a positive, lasting difference in students’ lives.

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Article: College Student Financial Literacy Program Helps Students and Universities Prosper

The primary goal of a college or university is to prepare young adults to become thriving, contributing members of society. And a college student financial literacy program may be the single best way to ensure success, for both the students and the school.

All across the United States college campuses are beginning to grasp the importance of financial literacy for college students. For example, research has shown that students who learn practical money management skills are more likely to stay in school and to become employed post-graduation. The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC), in collaboration with a team of financial and educational experts, has developed a complete set of personal finance educational resources that schools may adapt to suit a variety of objectives.

A prime example of the cutting-edge resources available through the NFEC is the Real Money Experience (RMX) multimedia presentation. This presentation is the most popular NFEC program among colleges and students. The multimedia RMX format combines DVDs, live instructor facilitation, testing, and practical activities that have real-world applicability. For instance, before and after the presentation the participants complete a financial literacy quiz for college students. This instrument helps the university and other program sponsors measure how much the program boosts participants’ knowledge about personal finance.

In addition to RMX the NFEC provides a variety of other turnkey options for promoting financial literacy on a college campus. All the curriculum materials are supplemented with promotional and outreach materials, instructor and student guides, PowerPoint presentations, and surveys to measure impact. These resources are fun and entertaining for students, while also aligned with core educational standards.

Students, schools, parents, and communities alike benefit from choosing to implement college financial literacy programs. These engaging programs move students of higher learning toward enhancing their financial futures and bring positive attention to the sponsoring school.

College Financial Literacy Campaigns

The NFEC’ financial literacy for college students programs give students practical financial education tools that will serve them through college and beyond. The college level financial literacy curriculum are designed to help universities accomplish a variety of objectives while they empower current and future students with knowledge about personal financial skills. To learn about the NFEC’s comprehensive college money management campaigns.

While entertaining, the NFEC college student financial literacy programs have high educational value as well. The events, curriculum, and materials are aligned with core educational standards. Developed by a team of financial education experts, award-winning educators, and financial professionals, the NFEC package provides practical personal finance education at the university level.

Bring engaging, fun, and interactive lessons to your campus. Delivering compelling, relevant content increases retention rates and makes the process more enjoyable for students and educators alike. The NFEC’s financial literacy curriculum bridges the gap between real-world application and theory-based education. Students complete practical activities and exercises that will help them manage their finances now and when they move out on their own. The financial literacy presentations are designed in a modular format to accommodate a variety of schedules. All the presentations include testing and surveys to measure program impact.

The NFEC’s financial literacy curriculum is not affiliated with any credit card company or financial institution. The NFEC is an independent social enterprise organization and the sole purpose of the material is to improve participants’ financial capabilities.

The NFEC’s Certified Financial Education Instructor professional development class provides the knowledge, credibility, and confidence to teach personal finance effectively. The program can be tailored to fit state standards and can be delivered as either a certified or non-certified professional development course.

Past certified trainers on college campuses have included students, educators, student groups, volunteers, and financial aid personnel—anyone with a passion for sharing the financial literacy message. Upon successful completion of the professional development coursework and testing, graduates are registered as Certified Financial Education Instructors and receive a graduation certificate.

Top-rated curriculum and presentations provide benefit only if students are in attendance. The NFEC helps universities attract students to the event, inform faculty of the resources available, and let the community know about your financial education program.  Receive easily customizable marketing pieces that help your school fill the seats. The advertisements, fliers, newsletters, and communication tools included in our marketing package help you leave a positive first impression and create buzz around the events.

The NFEC also provides one-on-one consulting and support. Our team has designed over a thousand programs and campaigns—they will share best practices with your team to ensure the success of your initiative.

The NFEC encourages higher-learning institutions to continue the college student financial literacy programs in perpetuity. To support this objective, sustainability resources can be provided, including a sponsorship form, grant guide, and resources to help colleges raise funds to support the program.

Besides the fundraising tools, a financial education program can deliver a measurable ROI based on student recruitment. Financial education is a hot topic among students and their families. More than 77% of 428 people surveyed by the NFEC answered “Yes” or “Definitely Yes” when asked the question, “Would you have a more favorable opinion of schools that offered comprehensive financial literacy programs?”

Comprehensive college money management packages are customized to suit the needs of your students, community and college. From smaller workshops to campus and statewide campaigns – the NFEC can design a program that aligns with your specific objective. The services offered reduce the time, cost and personnel needed to fulfill your objectives.

Schedule your complementary 30 minute consultation call now. The NFEC consultant will learn more about your needs, answer any questions you have and share advice on how to develop an effective campaign. Two business days after the call you will receive a detailed proposal of the financial education service that meets your budgetary requirements.


I have received constant e-mails – the buzz seems to be growing instead of slowing down. The kids are still so excited it is unreal. They got a lot from the event and its motivating them in the class according to some of the teachers. I love it that the community I have lived in for so long has been so blessed by all of this. Thank you so much for all you do; what you have put together is great.

Karen Troester, Vice-President of US Bank, Grand Junction, CO

We chose to provide the NFEC curriculum because it balances practical application with core educational standards. The lessons are engaging, making it enjoyable for teachers and students alike. We also liked that it incorporates a comprehensive educator training program to empower those delivering the information with the tools to maximize the effectiveness of the coursework.

Erica K. Jackson, CFCO Director with Penn State Erie, the Behrend College

We just received the Financial Literacy Event Report. This is fantastic! We can easily show our board how much students learned. We’ve just begun planning our summer conference, and would like to offer the scholars your amazing financial workshop. Thank you again! I can’t wait to share this.

Joanna Mueller, Program Director of the Simon Family Foundation

Every parent wants best for their kid, so teach them about money because it impacts their wellbeing, emotional health and overall health. It allows them to live out their dream and be successful, it’s the biggest important lesson parents can pass on to their kids.

Vince Shorb, CEO of the National Financial Educators Council as quoted in Fox Business

Working with the NFEC was an excellent opportunity for us to learn and perfect our implementation strategies for our outreach program. Receiving the training and becoming Certified has given the program the extra boost and noteworthiness. Since our certification has become public, we’ve received several calls from community organizations and summer camps interested in our financial education program.

Kimberly Knox, Financial Coordinator of the NCMSC

The program is going wonderfully. Kelly is doing an awesome job and our clients have been very receptive of the information and her presentation. Thanks again, the presentation went GREAT, we will be talking with you soon.

Chrystal Carlisle, Social Services Supervisor of the Salvation Army, Dallas Fort Worth
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