In an effort to bring financial literacy to every Iowa high school, Iowa College Aid provides the Iowa Financial Literacy Program to Iowa schools at no cost. Educators and districts interested in using this program with their students should contact Iowa College Aid at (877) 272-4456.
A federal College Access Challenge Grant awarded to Iowa College Aid provided initial funding to launch the Iowa Financial Literacy Program in all Iowa high schools. While monies from the federal College Access Challenge Grant can be used to fund projects that promote financial literacy and debt management, it is not meant to be the sole source of funding. Future funding needed to grow and sustain the Iowa Financial Literacy Program will be obtained through public-private partnerships with local organizations and agencies interested in being part of this innovative new program to bring financial education to students in their communities.
EverFi, Inc. Selected to Provide Award-Winning Program
Iowa College Aid has partnered with EverFi, Inc., the industry leader in web-based financial literacy programs, to build the Iowa Financial Literacy Program. The partnership takes advantage of the Washington DC-based company's expertise in the use of new media technology to teach, assess and certify high school students in over 600 core concepts of personal finance. EverFi, Inc. provides an online financial literacy platform that is both engaging to students and aligns with the Iowa Core essential financial literacy concepts and skills for high school students.
Iowa College Aid partners with participating schools, EverFi, Inc. and, if applicable, the school's sponsoring financial institution to recognize student achievement when classes have completed all ten of the learning modules contained in the Iowa Financial Literacy Program and reached certified status. The certification ceremony is an opportunity to present students with a certificate denoting their successful completion of the Program and for their parents, educators and community to applaud the students for taking a positive step towards a financially-successful future.
Iowa Financial Literacy Program Video Clip Challenge
The Challenge was designed to generate interesting and attention-grabbing videos for young adult audiences across the state about the importance of financial literacy.