In a broad sense, financial literacy is understanding financial concepts like interest rates, credit scores, and budgets. To put it simply, financial literacy is understanding how things are paid for and making a plan.

In college, there tends to be two main areas of financial concern: everyday expenses and college expenses.

College Expenses

College expenses are things very specific to paying for tuition, course fees, books, etc. Topics covered in this section include financial aid, scholarships, work-study.

Everyday Expenses

Everyday expenses are things related to the day-to-day of paying rent, getting groceries, and paying bills. Topics covered in this section include credit, debt, creating a budget and more.