Financial Literacy

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“The number one problem in today's generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.” 
– Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman     

Do you want to avoid debt and a financial catastrophe?

Learn money management skills and basic financial principles. This information is provided by KCC and the Office of Financial Aid to help with these critical topics. Feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information. 

Debt and credit counseling websites

KCC CashCourse® provides financial education resources for students. It’s online, it’s free, it’s noncommercial, and it’s brought to you by the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) – the only nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the well-being of all Americans. Visit KCC CashCourse® for more information on money management.

Practical money skills

Visit Practical Money Skills for Life for more information regarding financial literacy or access the following topics addressed on their website below:

Additional financial counseling sites

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling 
301-589-5600

The Financial Planning Association 
1-800-322-4237

The National Association of Personal Finance Advisors (NAPFA)
847-483-5400

Credit Scores and Reports

You are entitled to a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Equifax 
1-800-685-1111

Experian 
1-888-397-3742

FICO 
1-800-319-4433

TransUnion 
1-800-888-4213

Free Credit Report 
1-877-322-8228

Tax benefits for education

You maybe eligible for tax credits and other tax considerations while attending college.

IRS Publication 970-Tax Benefits for Education

Loan Management

Manage all your Federal Education Loans in a single place. Visit Loanlook.com for more information.

Student Loan repayment

Student Loan Repayment Interest Rate Tables

Easing Student Loan Repayment -- From The Huffington Post, posted 01/18/12

What To Do If You Can't Pay Back Your Student Loans -- From Time Moneyland, posted 1/18/12