Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
National Financial Literacy month is recognized each year in April to raise public awareness of the importance of financial literacy and maintaining smart money management habits.
Financial Literacy Month evolved from Youth Financial Literacy Day, introduced by the National Endowment for Financial Education. The United States Senate passed a resolution in 2003 officially designating April as Financial Literacy Month. President Obama made a proclamation in March 2017 highlighting the importance of being financially capable and declaring the month of April as National Financial Capability Month.
This resource provides a variety of resources including the following:
- Financial Aid 101
- Types of Student Loans
- Student Loans Homepage
- Applying for Student Loans
- Borrower Rights and Responsibilities
- Managing Student Loan Debt
- Repayment Options
- Avoiding Default
- Information for Defaulted Borrowers
- Smart Money Habits
- Student Loan FAQs
Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development National Financial Literacy Month
Biz Kid$: national financial literacy initiative based on the Emmy Award-winning public television series where kids teach kids about money and business
What began as a public TV series has grown into a powerful digital brand that now includes books, an online course, generous educational resources, streaming video bundles, a six-figure Facebook following, and thousands of email subscribers.
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The site provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits: the building blocks for a secure future. Sections on this site have been designed for families. Most pages are written in a kid-friendly style so families can work together – or older children can work independently in learning money lessons. However, some sections have been developed exclusively for teachers and parents.
The Financial Literacy and Education Commission's vision is of sustained financial well-being for all individuals and families in the U.S. In furtherance of this vision, the Commission sets strategic direction for policy, education, practice, research, and coordination so that all Americans make informed financial decisions.
Simplifies personal finance into byte-sized content to meet each person where they are. Each lesson is reviewed by a certified financial education instructor and a Ph.D. in financial literacy. We want to ensure that every topic is not only easy to understand, but also accurately conveys the principles of financial wellness with an energetic, positive, engaging tone.