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Financial Literacy Sources

A solid financial foundation can lead to a lifetime of financial success.  Somerset Community College encourages students to take an interest in personal finances, budgeting, saving, identify theft, credit scores, managing debt and much more. This page is meant to provide information and access to other tools to assistance with lifelong financial planning.

  • Cash Course
    Managing your money can be overwhelming. What budget killer can pose the greatest threat to your wallet? What do you need to know about managing your money?  Learn the financial basics.
    • Budgeting & Financial Planning
    • Overspending
    • Banking Your Money
    • Dealing with Debit & Credit Cards
    • Mixing Money & Family
    • Protecting Your Credit
    • Preventing Identity Theft
    • Avoiding Quick Financial Fixes
    • Setting Financial Goals
    • Saving Money
    • Planning to Be Rich
    • Planning for Retirement
  • NSLDS Student Loan Access
    NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.
  • Department of Education’s (DOE) Your Federal Student Loans
    DOE has made this PDF brochure on the basics of debt and how to manage it.
  • DOE’s Federal Student Aid Website
    This website provides online video tutorials and articles of various subjects related to literacy including; “How to Pay for College” and “Preparing for College”
  • It’s Money Baby
    Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) Financial Literacy website designed to provide information to students on budgeting, insurance, investments and students loan.
    It’s Money Baby is also available in a student friendly online magazine. http://kheaanews.com/itsmoneybaby/pageflip.html
  • Mapping Your Future
    Mapping Your Future is a free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information.