Spring semester is upon us… are you ready to partner with programs that offer relevant content for campus events? If you're looking for options to help your students learn money management skills in a fun and entertaining way, consider scheduling a free OKMM workshop!
OKMM is Oklahoma Money Matters, the financial education initiative of the Oklahoma College Assistance Program and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. OKMM provides college students relevant, applicable information and materials to help them make wise financial choices during their college years and beyond. In our workshops, students learn different budgeting methods, practical ways to save, how to view their credit reports and spot identity theft, and how to borrow student loans wisely.
After your OKMM workshop or seminar, students can continue building their personal finance skills by accessing the many instructional resources on our website, including interactive money management tools, self-paced learning modules in a variety of consumer topics, newsletters and podcasts. Visit OklahomaMoneyMatters.org to learn more.
To schedule an OKMM workshop on your campus, or for more information about how we can help you incorporate personal finance education within your existing service structure, please contact us at 800.970.OKMM or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help students and parents understand the FAFSA process, UCanGo2 offers StartWithFAFSA.org. While exploring this interactive site, students and parents can sort information about specific FAFSA topics, ask questions, watch FAFSA video tutorials in English or Spanish and download publications. New topics and answers to important questions will be uploaded weekly. Check out StartWithFAFSA.org today.
Two of our popular money management guides are now available in Spanish.
If you provide financial education services to Spanish-speaking populations, we encourage you to explore Your Money Matters: An Adult’s Guide to Personal Finances, designed for workplace education and Your Money Matters: Your Money, Your Way, created to help adults with fewer financial resources handle their money, even if they’ve already reached a financial crisis point.
Print copies may be available upon request, depending on inventory level. If you’re hosting an educational workshop or event, contact Melissa Neal, OKMM Outreach Coordinator, at 405.234.4253 or email@example.com to discuss your specific needs. To download any of our Your Money Matters guides, visit OKMM’s resources page.
How many workshops did OKMM hold in 2013? Did OKMM distribute more high school or college YMM guides last year? Find out by downloading our OKMM by the Numbers infographic.
Understanding basic student loan terminology is invaluable to borrowers. With that in mind, Ready Set Repay has created an electronic flyer defining 20 basic student loan terms used by the U.S. Department of Education. Download this flyer (PDF) to help you or any students you serve better understand these industry terms.
We've recently developed a personal finance quiz, Your Money Matters: How Financially Savvy Are You? to help financial educators gauge their students' current understanding of money management concepts.
The quiz consists of 20 questions covering a range of topics, including:
If you provide financial education to college students, OKMM invites you to take advantage of this user-friendly assessment quiz and corresponding answer key. To request your copy, email OklahomaMoneyMatters@ocap.org or call 800.970.OKMM (toll free).
We know how to protect ourselves physically from disasters, and it's important to protect yourself financially, too. Learn how to protect your documents and possessions, making it easier for you to get back on your feet if disaster strikes.
We've joined forces with Ready Set Repay to create a new publication for student loan borrowers. Borrow Smart from the Start is a step-by-step guide through the student loan process that emphasizes the importance of completing the FAFSA, making smart borrowing choices, monitoring debt load, keeping track of student loans with NSLDS, considering various repayment options and more!