Students will find value in instructional components that prepare them to meet the needs and expenses of living independently for the first time. This training may incorporate financial goal-setting, budget planning, renter’s insurance, and use of credit.
This will be most useful to First year and First-Generation students early in their educational journey. Essential topics might involve choosing a major course of study based on return on investment and the use of part-time employment, grants, loans, or scholarships.
Getting a college degree is worth more if students have a plan to meet life’s demands before they graduate. Financial education for graduating students should include a segment that helps them understand student loans and how to make a career plan.