Financial literacy is a key component for success in the 21st century. Many programs and resources are available to help increase financial literacy among Iowa students and families.
Vault™ is an interactive, online financial literacy program designed to help students in the 4th through 6th grades establish smart habits and attitudes about handling money. The program incorporates multiple evidence-based learning theories to build students’ knowledge and skill sets for making good financial decisions at a young age. The six easy-to-follow learning groups map to both state and national educational standards for financial literacy. Upon completing a learning group, students “unlock” a game and are able to apply what they have learned in real-life scenarios. Vault™ is provided free to Iowa elementary and middle schools through a partnership between Iowa College Aid and EverFi, Inc. Contact Iowa College Aid at (877) 272-4456 for more information.
Iowa Financial Literacy Program
The Iowa Financial Literacy Program is part of the high school student portion of I Have A Plan Iowa™. Designed as a capstone for a high school financial literacy curriculum, the Iowa Financial Literacy Program teaches, assesses and certifies high school students in over 600 core concepts of personal finance. Educators and districts interested in using this program with their students should contact Iowa College Aid at (877) 272-4456. Read More
Mission: Money Control
Iowa College Aid understands how important it is for students to establish good money management habits. To this end, Iowa College Aid has developed a financial literacy program called, Mission: Money Control. Through this program, Iowa College Aid staff delivers presentations regarding a variety of financial topics to middle school, high school and college students and their families. In addition, Iowa College Aid has developed a series of e-postcards on financial topics that educators and college professionals can email to students or print for distribution.
Other Financial Literacy Resources
In addition to Iowa College Aid's offerings, students and families can access resources from other reputable organizations to increase their knowledge of personal finance. Read More