Financial Literacy Resources
Campus and community resources to help students learn about money management and financial wellness.
Free assistance is available. Meet with the Basic Needs Coordinator: schedule an appointment.
Students now have access to all the great financial well-being resources on iGrad. Once you sign up you will gain access to explore videos, calculators, articles, tools and courses all from your dashboard.
Columbia College Financial Aid TV
Columbia College has a collection of videos that cover a wide variety of topics related to financial literacy. Topics include the financial aid process, grants, loans, scholarships, state programs, budgeting, money management, and credit and identity theft.
Check out the Financial Aid TV collection .
Guidance 35: Basics of Budgeting and Money Management
This is a course taught at Columbia College that provides students with the fundamental tools to make informed decisions that impact their short and intermediate-term finances. Topics covered include money management and the decision process and behaviors underlying spending, saving, and borrowing. For more information about this class, call Matthew Fox at (209) 588-5125.
Motherlode Educational Opportunity Center
The Columbia College Motherlode Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) is a federally-funded program that provides personalized transition services to people who want to obtain a high school diploma or attend a college or vocational program.
MEOC provides an array of services, some of which include support in applying for college and financial aid, goal setting, financial planning, and more.
All services are free to enrolled pre-students and students. Learn more online or call (209) 588-5066.
ATCAA Smart Money for Success Workshops
Amador Tuolumne Calaveras Action Agency (ATCAA) hosts free classes that covers topics about budget and debt management, credit scores, fair debt collections, reducing housing expenses, and making money work for you. Classes are held at the ATCAA Sonora Service Center at 427 North Highway 49 in Sonora but can also be attended virtually. To access a class schedule, l earn more online, or call Angela Beck at (209) 533-1397 ext. 290.
Other Online Resources
Is an online money management guide that Columbia College students have access to.
The California Community Colleges website presents
'I Can Afford College'
which offers many financial wellness tips and explanations.
Columbia College has a Health and Wellness Canvas course that is free for students to access. The course included a
Financial Wellness module
that includes financial wellness strategies.
is another website that has information about money management,
credit, loans, debt, scams, and identity theft.
The connection between physical and financial health web resource.
How debt and financial stress can harm your mental health.
135 Financial Literacy Resources for High School and College Students
- 'Investing for College Students-2023 Guide & Tips' from Custom-Writing.org