CashCourse Financial Literacy Program
Many students do not have the opportunity to learn financial skills in school or at home. Carroll College is committed to providing resources on how to manage your money and create financial freedom for our students. This resource will provide you with the necessary tools to successfully manage your finances.
CashCourse is a FREE web based, self-directed financial literacy program that provides students with financial information, tips, and skills necessary to be financially successful. Carroll College partners with NEFE to provide this service. The interactive format helps students connect with realistic content that relates to their everyday college experiences and helps them successfully navigate the world of money. Students have online access to important financial information throughout their academic careers to reinforce time and financial management skills beyond higher education.
The curriculum covers the following topics:
- Financial Aid & Student Loans
- Credit & Debit
- Saving and Investing
- Working & Earning
- Shopping & Spending
Within each topic there is coursework, videos, calculators, quizzes, worksheets, and key articles.
If you are completing coursework for a private or PLUS denial loan counseling you must complete the quiz at the end of the lesson with an 80% or higher. To complete assigned counselings you will go to your CashCourse planner, select "Assignments", then select "Financial Aid Office" from the drop-down menu under "Professors".
If you need to retake an assignment, you will need to access the assignment through Financial Tools tab on the left hand side of CashCourse. The assignment will then be located in one of the following sections: Coursework, Quizzes, or Worksheets.
Let's begin to get you financially prepared! When you register for your own CashCourse account, you will provide your name and email address, and select a password. You will select Carroll College during registration.
Get Money Smarts
GetMoneySmarts.org is another financial course provided by the Montana University System. We encourage you to check that out as well!