As Financial Literacy Month approaches, colleges and universities across the nation gear up to address one of the most pressing concerns facing their student bodies: financial literacy. With the cost of higher education rising and student debt reaching unprecedented levels, the need for comprehensive financial education has never been more critical.

The Need for Financial Literacy on College Campuses

Recent statistics paint a concerning picture of the financial landscape for college students. The average student loan debt has climbed to $38,290, with Americans owing a total of $1.74 trillion.1 This burden not only impacts their academic performance pre-graduation but also takes a toll on their mental health.

Colleges and universities recognize their responsibility to support students in navigating these financial challenges. However, addressing the issue requires more than just occasional workshops or resources – it demands a holistic approach to financial education.

Available Workshops and Resources

Thankfully, many colleges and universities have taken steps to provide students with access to financial literacy workshops and resources. From financial aid offices offering guidance on managing student loans to student organizations hosting budgeting workshops, there are several avenues for students to gain valuable financial knowledge.

However, the effectiveness of these initiatives depends on their comprehensiveness and customization to meet the diverse needs of students. This is where our customizable financial literacy program comes into play.

A Customizable Financial Literacy Program for Colleges and Universities

At iGrad, we understand the unique challenges faced by college students when it comes to managing their finances. That's why we've developed a customizable financial literacy program specifically designed for colleges and universities.

Our program offers a range of features tailored to the needs of both institutions and students. From interactive workshops covering topics like budgeting, saving, and investing to online resources accessible anytime, anywhere, our program provides the tools and support students need to make informed financial decisions.

But don't just take our word for it – see how our program has made a difference for institutions like yours.

How Colleges and Universities Can Benefit from Improved Financial Literacy

Implementing a comprehensive financial literacy program isn't just about checking a box – it's about investing in the success and well-being of students. By providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to manage their finances effectively, colleges and universities can:

  • Increase student retention and success rates
  • Enhance their reputation as institutions that care about student well-being
  • Support students in achieving their financial goals and setting themselves up for long-term success

See What iGrad Can Do

Ready to take the next step in promoting financial literacy on your campus? Schedule a demo of our customizable financial literacy program today. The iGrad team will walk you through the features and benefits of our program and help you tailor it to meet the specific needs of your institution and students.

Don't let Financial Literacy Month pass by without taking action. Together, we can empower students to take control of their financial futures and thrive both academically and beyond.



1 -  "Average Student Loan Debt" CNN