CashCourse focuses on students’ financial knowledge

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Financial Flight Plan, a program within the UO’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, has partnered with CashCourse to provide financial literacy resources to the University of Oregon community.

As the costs of housing, food, transportation and other education-related expenses continue to rise, Financial Flight Plan is dedicated to providing resources to educate students and ease the financial stress related to attending a university.

“We are thrilled to offer an online financial education component like CashCourse to UO students,” said Spencer Smith, financial literacy coordinator with the financial aid office. “Students are increasingly concerned with making ends meet, and they often have little guidance on how to responsibly manage their money and reduce their debt.

“Financial Flight Plan is committed to educating and equipping UO students to take control of their finances through individual advising, workshops and now online through CashCourse.”

CashCourse has free online tools to help users become confident in their financial decisions while in college as well as after graduation. Website modules include interactive budgeting worksheets and financial calculators related to repaying student loans, goal setting, saving and investing. Resources are also available in Spanish.

The UO joins more than 1,000 colleges and universities using CashCourse. Students, staff and faculty members can access these resources by creating their free CashCourse account and selecting University of Oregon as their institution.

For questions relating to CashCourse or financial literacy, email ffp@uoregon.edu.