Financial Literacy

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.

Financial Literacy Statistics

Recent statistics demonstrate the importance of ensuring that students leave high school prepared to successfully manage their finances. Learn More


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 was designed as a capstone for a high school financial literacy curriculum.  The 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

Other 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

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on November 27, 2015 at 8:12pm.