“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
The Financial Planning Association
The National Association of Personal Finance Advisors (NAPFA)
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.
Free Credit Report
Tax benefits for education
You maybe eligible for tax credits and other tax considerations while attending college.
IRS Publication 970-Tax Benefits for Education
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