Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is having the knowledge and skills to manage money effectively. Financial literacy is so important for college students because understanding how to manage or avoid debt, budget, save, and even invest money can have a direct impact on your financial status, and even your future and the future of your family, when you graduate from college.

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) also provides free financial counseling through the Financial Empowerment Center initiative provided by NYC. Request a phone session with NYLAG by contacting the Connect Center.

Request a one-on-one virtual meeting with Dana or Samantha by calling 646-313-8857 or send an email to . You can receive help with how to create a budget, open a bank account, reduce debt, and more.

Financial Literacy Resources

If you want to learn more about budgeting, credit, debt, retirement or investment, you can play an online game to learn how to manage your money after you graduate college! Play here

Visit the links below for some helpful financial literacy articles:

Financial Literacy for Students

How to Build a College Budget

Ways to Save Money in College

Ways to Build Credit as a Student

Questions College Students Should Ask Before Getting a Credit Card

A Financial Literacy Handbook

College Savings Plan Guide

How to Graduate Debt Free