Student Resources for College Students and Young Adults
Navigate this exciting time with these financial tools and resources.
For Students and Young Adults
Managing Your College Life: Your Money – Your Housing – Your Time — Online presentation and related resources that help students better manage and survive their first years of college.
Four Steps to Sensible Decision-Making — How to make smart choices on your own.
Credit Strategies for College Students — Tips to manage loans and credit card debt.
Financially Speaking: Parents, Let's Talk College Finances — How to talk with your child about the financial aspects of college.
Financially Speaking: College Student to Self-Sufficient Adult — Five financial parenting strategies that help your student learn to make better financial choices.
Spending Strategies for Going Off to College — Conversations to have with your college-bound student about spending.
The College Transition — Ideas to help you transition your child into college.
Other Recommended Resources
Living With Student Loan Debt — Resource list, decision-making worksheet, recorded webinar and other resources to assist students in decisions related to accepting, accumulating, and attacking student loan debt.
Advice to Students — Minnesota Attorney General — Materials to support the financial knowledge and well-being of post-secondary students.
Student Loan Legal Information — LawHelpMN.org — Organization helps low-income individuals solve legal problems.
GPS LifePlan — Minnesota State Colleges and Universities — Helps students set goals and design plans that will lead them to the success they desire. This program has the flexibility to be used by students of all ages and at all stages. Explore the website to learn more about the 5 Plans (Career, Education, Finance, Leadership and Personal) and discover how they might help you.
40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know — National Endowment for Financial Education — This resource helps young people learn how to take control of their money.
Know Your Score — Consumer Federation — A number that helps lenders and others know likelihood you will repay debts.
66 Ways to Save Money — Consumer Federation — On transportation, insurance, banking, housing, and more.
America Saves on Car Purchases (fact sheets) — America Saves — Reduce motor vehicle expenses by making wise purchase decisions.
Prepare for College — MyMoney.gov — Explores career options, checklists to help you get ready, choosing a school, and more.
Going to College — MyMoney.gov — Federal government resources to assist students in learning about money management issues including: paying for education, student loans, completing FAFSA forms and budgeting.
Pocket Cents — National Credit Union Administration — This financial literacy website offers personal finance information for youth, teens, adults, seniors, students, educators, and service members in clear, easy-to-understand language and visuals.
HelpWithMyBank.gov — Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, United States Department of the Treasury — Website provides answers to hundreds of commonly asked banking questions. While targeted to national bank customers, the site answers many questions common to all banking consumers and provides useful information about contacting regulators of state banks, thrifts, and other financial institutions. Also includes an online complaint form for bank customers wishing to register their concerns to the OCC. Information is available in Spanish. A link from HOPE NOW to HelpWithMyBank.gov has been established.
MyMoney.gov — This site is dedicated to teaching the basics about financial education. The redesigned, interactive site offers information from 20 federal agencies and bureaus about planning for life events that have financial implications, such as buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or planning for retirement. The site also provides money management tools, including financial calculators and worksheets.
Money as You Grow — Recommended as an initiative of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. The content on this site does not represent official policies of the United States Government or the United States Department of Treasury. The information and materials provided in this website are general in nature and are not to be considered the rendering of legal, tax, accounting, financial, investment, insurance or other professional advice.