At Mississippi College, we are concerned that our students and parents become
better informed in all areas of personal finance. We have compiled a list of financial
literacy and personal finance websites that may be beneficial to our students and parents.
- College Planning Blog :: In this weekly blog, the Wells Fargo student loan team will give you the lowdown on all things student loans: applying for them, selecting them, and reapying them. This blog will help guide you through the financial aid process as well as share personal experiences - both as former students and as Wells Fargo team members. Families can find out more about the resources needed to prepare and pay for school as well as discover tips for budgeting and debt management strategies.
- Sallie Mae :: Sallie Mae has developed a website that students can visit in order to help them learn how to manage a student loan. They have a variety of subjects that will help a student to understand what loans are and they can offer suggestions on paying off your loan. They will define credit, and why it is important to maintain a good line of credit.
- Cash Course :: The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) has developed the cashcourse.org web site specifically to help college-age students on campuses across the country. This turnkey program allows universities to provide college students with the resources necessary to cultivate positive money management habits that will last a lifetime. Money management skills and access to personal financial planning resources are necessary for college students to build a healthy financial future.
- 360 Financial Literacy :: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) maintains this financial literacy website for personal information, education, and communication pertaining to the various stages of an individual’s life to help the individual make the most appropriate financial decisions.
- Fastweb :: Fastweb stands for Financial Aid Search Through the Web; and in 1999, it began incorporating financial aid advice for users as well. This site will offer you key components of financial literacy.
- Annual Credit Report :: AnnualCreditReport.com is a centralized service for consumers to request free annual credit reports. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. AnnualCreditReport.com provides consumers with the secure means to request and obtain a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies in accordance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act).
- Identity Theft :: This Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft – and learn what to do if their identity is stolen.