CashCourse is a free online financial education resource designed specifically for college and university students. CashCourse’s customizable online program offers courses, worksheets, quizzes, videos and other resources to help students build the skills they need to navigate financial independence in college and beyond. Access is free and includes marketing materials and advisory support from the CashCourse team. College systems, such as community colleges in California and 4-year public universities in Iowa, are tapping into CashCourse to serve multiple campuses simultaneously.

CashCourse was transferred to the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance effective July 31. Learn more about the partnership.

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CashCourse Independent Evaluation

As part of NEFE’s commitment to rigorous evaluation practices, the CashCourse program underwent a third-party evaluation by the University of Cincinnati (UC) Economics Center during the 2018-2019 school year.

The evaluation’s findings offer valuable insight into how schools use CashCourse and how the program impacts student learning and behavior. Additionally, the evaluation provides best practices for college campuses on how to effectively implement financial education programs.

Recognizing Excellence

NEFE honored educators who went above and beyond to promote financial literacy on their campuses with the CashCourse Financial Educator of the Year award. These educators demonstrated creativity and passion in the field of collegiate financial education:


Taylor Sminchak – outreach coordinator, University of Akron’s ZipAssist Student Services Program


Ann House – director, University of Utah’s Student Money Management Center


Paul Goebel, director, University of North Texas’ Student Money Management Center


Kristin Bhaumik - assistant director for special programs, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; president, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor’s Student Financial Aid Association/p>

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