Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is a key component of success in the 21st century for students of all ages. In the 2007 session, the Iowa Legislature established the “Iowa 21st Century Framework,” which includes financial literacy in addition to other key skills to prepare students for productive lives. The Iowa Department of Education outlines the essential financial literacy concepts and skills Iowa students should possess at each grade level. Each student in Iowa schools will learn financial literacy concepts, enabling them to succeed in a complex global environment.

Financial Literacy Statistics

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

Iowa Financial Literacy Program

The Iowa Financial Literacy Program, developed by EverFi, Inc., the industry leader in web-based financial literacy programs, helps Iowa students understand core financial literacy concepts.  The program teaches, assesses and certifies high school students in over 600 core concepts of personal finance.

Parents are a key component to students mastering financial literacy skills.  Parents wanting to sample the Iowa Financial Literacy Program may do so using the following login information:
Username: parentdemo
Password: iowa123

Over 300 Iowa schools use the Iowa Financial Literacy Program in their classrooms at no cost to schools due to the generous financial sponsorship by the Iowa Insurance Division. Educators and districts interested in using this program with their students should contact Lincoln Hughes at

Resources for the Classroom

The Iowa Department of Education leads the Financial Literacy Work Team, a small group of experts from the educational and business communities to help identify the best resources, tools and materials to support best practices in financial literacy instruction. 

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 May 25, 2018 at 12:04am.