Financial Education Colleges & Trade Schools

Financial problems have reached epidemic proportions in our country. Financial issues contribute to a variety of troubles many people face today, from crushing debt to retirement shortfalls. This epidemic hurts individuals and communities alike.

The financial literacy movement is at a tipping point – colleges, trade schools and other stakeholders contribute toward a global push to improve financial capabilities among the world’s citizens. You are invited to join the financial literacy movement in a way that aligns with your personal, business, and philanthropic goals.

How the Higher Education Industry Participates

Per the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report, as a nation we spend about $670 million per year on financial education. The growing demand in higher education is being spurred by regulatory pressures, increased funding and social interest, and growing competition among various stakeholders.

Currently, colleges and trade schools make up a small portion of financial education programming. There is a significant gap in the field of higher education when it comes to ensuring that students are prepared for the financial realities they will face after graduation.

Colleges and trade schools participate in two main ways:

Serve Current Student Body

Serve the Broader Community

Top Participation Reasons

With student loan debt levels above $1 trillion, there is a renewed focus among policymakers to address the student debt problem. Colleges and trade schools that are proactive in addressing this problem will avoid problems of student loan defaults and will do a great service for students.

Sustainability is the key to long-term success and scalability of any financial education program. It is important for organizations that want to make a lasting difference in their communities to adopt a model that funds ongoing financial education programming.

Relationships & Revenue

Philanthropic

Brand

New Innovations Upgrade Program Options

Among the vast array of programs that have cropped up over the past decade, few – if any – can claim to draw upon solid empirical evidence of best practices for financial education. This failure can be attributed to a lack of experience, personnel, capital, and executable processes.

The current reality is that most financial education programs are a random mixture of resources that lack overall campaign design. Few organizations have adequate measurement systems in place, and even fewer know how to use the data. This shortcoming results in financial education programs that are short-lived, suffer from poor participation rates, and offer limited brand benefits.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Recent research, process, and technology breakthroughs allow individuals and organizations of all sizes to contribute in a meaningful way to promote the financial literacy movement. Even if you are just starting out, you can lay a foundation for your initiative based on available best practice data.

Common Participation Options

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