Financial Literacy

Do you wish you had a resource for information about budgeting, money and time management? The resources below will give you access to the information you need to successfully manage your money and time while in college.

Online Resources

Northwestern Michigan College partners with USA Funds Life Skills and CashCourse to provide students with free financial resources. Both CashCourse and USA Funds Life Skills are web-based, self-directed financial literacy programs that provide students with financial information, tips and skills necessary to be financially successful. These programs give students online access to important financial information throughout their academic careers to reinforce time and financial management skills beyond higher education.

Visit CashCourse »

  • Select “Register Now” under the Students section to create your account. Create a CashCourse user name and password by clicking on 'Request a new account'. We suggest using your Northwestern Michigan College email address as your user name. (If not, use FirstName.LastName).
  • Complete all of the information.
    • Select Michigan and Northwestern Michigan College on the next pages and accept the terms and conditions.

Visit YouCanDealwithit »

YouCanDealWithIt.com provides practical and easy-to-understand advice on how to deal with common financial situations facing today's college students and recent graduates, such as:

  • Understanding student aid, including the repayment of student loans
  • Learning effective money management, including setting a budget
  • Dealing with the dangers of credit cards while enjoying the benefits

Other Resources

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency offers a matched savings program for people with limited earned incomes who want to save for their education, a home purchase, or to expand or start a business. For every $1 saved (up to $1000), it will be matched by either $2 or $3, depending on the desired asset. While saving, participants will enroll in an 8 part financial capability workshop series. This is a
great program to start a habit of saving, while gaining key financial knowledge and skills! Visit their website or call (231) 947-3780 for more information on NMCAA's Individual Development Accounts.

Contact Student Financial Services »

How to Manage Your Student Loans

Responsible Borrowing

Repayment: What to Expect

Videos

The videos above are provided by Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Dept. of Education.

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