Financial Literacy

MiraCosta College is dedicated to providing our students tools and resources related to money management and financial wellness. Sound financial health has been proven to be a catalyst to a student successfully completing college. Below is a list on on-line tools and resources you can access to better educate yourself on your options when it comes to personal finances.

Fall 2017 Workshops

The Financial Aid Office is offering a series of free financial workshops this semester. Topics include Managing Money, Identity Theft, Credit, Smart Borrowing, Budgeting and more!

  1. Workshop Schedule (PDF)

Please refer back to this page periodically for upcoming programs and workshops.

iGrad

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MiraCosta College has partnered with iGrad to bring students a Financial Wellness Platform, which will serve as a one-stop-shop for all personal finance related question and more!

Learning how to effectively manage your money is one of the most important life skills you will ever learn! iGrad can help develop personal financial skills like budgeting, money management, building credit, managing student loans and paying off debt.

We know no two students are alike, so when you sign up for iGrad, we help you build a personalized plan to improve your money management, career and student loan skills. With recommended video tips, quick financial lessons, personalized job search and more, you’ll be ready to tackle your financial life during and after school in no time.

Cash Course

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MiraCosta College has partnered with CashCourse to provide students with free financial literacy resources for college students. Their online financial resources and tools can help build real-life financial skills related to budgeting, money management, and planning for your future. CashCourse is your guide to making informed financial choices. Get prepared for whatever life has in store: Register for a FREE account, and take charge of your money.

To Register Now, visit the CashCourse website, then type in your information and select MiraCosta College as your school to access to your CashCourse School Site.

Faculty and staff: Interested in using CashCourse in the classroom, workshop or at home? CashCourse is free for everyone! All you have to do request access by emailing acotter@miracosta.edu.

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

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NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) is a nonprofit organization grounded in the belief that regardless of background or income level, financially informed individuals are better able to take control of their circumstances, improve their quality of life, and ensure a more stable future for themselves and their families. NEFE’s mission is to inspire educated financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life.

Jump$tart

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Jump$tart is a coalition of diverse financial education organizations working together to provide financial education resources and prepare people for life-long financial success.

Annual Credit Report.com

Your credit score may affect your mortgage rates, credit card approvals, apartment requests, or even your job application. Ensure that the information on your credit report is accurate by getting a free copy of your credit report every year from all three credit reporting agencies (Experian, TransUnion and Equifax).

SPENT

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SPENT is an online game where players are given $1,000 to live on for one month, they must make difficult, but often real, decisions related to housing, food, employment, medical care and a variety of other scenarios. The goal is to end the game ends when the player either runs out of money before the end of the month or makes it through to the end of the month with money left over.

Disclaimer: MiraCosta College provides the links above as additional potential resources for the convenience of our students and members of the public. MiraCosta College does not endorse or support any political or religious activities or positions of any listed organization, nor does it endorse or guarantee the quality or availability of any product or service any listed organization may offer.