Financial Literacy

This webpage contains helpful information to benefit you during your college years and beyond. Please take the opportunity to browse through the current sites.


Brought to you by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), please view or download their brochure dedicated to instructing students on how to control their finances.

The Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education provides an excellent tutorial to assist you in understanding your financial aid and managing your finances. Complete their Financial Awareness to understand your loans, manage your spending, plan for repayment, and avoid default. Make your finances a priority!


  • Funny Money:  Buying A Car – Get Smarter About Money – Cars are a lot of fun but a really bad investment.  Any car costs a lot of money.  You have to look at the cost of ownership from operating costs, insurance, maintenance and financing to understand the big picture. Learn more about how to save money on buying a car.
  • Funny Money:  Building Long Term Wealth – This funny money video teaches you a few basic concepts about building wealth.  It shows you the difference between things that lose their value and things that grow in value such as stocks and investments and why you should care.
  • Funny Money:  Get It On Credit – The cartoon that teaches you what you need to know about credit cards. A great way to spend 3 minutes being entertained while learning about credit cards, payment terms, compound interest and credit scores.
  • College Student’s Financial Survival Guide – For college students, money can be tight. Sumi Das suggests a few ways students can make their money last.
  •  ID Theft:  Are You at Risk?  – More than 10 million people will have their identities stolen this year. Bookmark this story so you are ready if it happens to you. We’ve got all the resources you’ll need to make sure your money is safe.

 Online Resources

  • Cost of living: How far will my salary go in another city?CNN Money Calculator compares the current salary in the city you currently live in with another city.
  • MyMoney.Gov – This website is the product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans.  The Commission was established by the Financial Literacy and Education Improvement Act, Title V of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-159).
  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy – 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a FREE PROGRAM of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.