Eastern Oklahoma State College is committed to promoting financial literacy and helping students and their families manage the costs associated with with a college degree in responsible ways. Below are links to information, resources, financial planning tools and other services available.
This information is presented in cooperation with Oklahoma Money Matters,
the financial education outreach initiative of the Oklahoma Guaranteed
Student Loan Program. For more information about OKMM, visit their website or call 1-800-970-OKMM.
Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP), www.ocap.org
The Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP) provides college access, aid awareness, financial literacy and student loan management programs and services that benefit students, parents, schools and community partners.
- Oklahoma Money Matters (OKMM), www.oklahomamoneymatters.org
OKMM, the financial literacy initiative of the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program, a division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, offers information and resources about budgeting, credit cards, financial aid and saving to help students manage their personal finances independently.
- Mapping Your Future (MYF), www.mappingyourfuture.org
Mapping Your Future, a national public service project of the financial aid industry, provides free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families and schools. The MYF website features a variety of interactive programs, financial fitness tools, in-depth information about the student loan process, and many other useful resources for students, parents, counselors and administrators.
- Center for Student Credit Card Education (CSCCE), www.cscce.com
The Center for Student Credit Card Education is dedicated to improving the credit card literacy of America’s students. CSCCE offers a free publication, The ABCs of Credit Card Finance, which covers topics like budgeting, interest rates, healthy credit use and identity theft.
- Practical Money Skills for Life, www.practicalmoneyskills.com
Practical Money Skills for Life is a free website designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management. Materials featured online include lesson plans, financial tools and games.
- National Endowment for Financial Literacy, www.smartaboutmoney.org
Want to boost your money IQ? Visit the National Endowment for Financial Education’s (NEFE) webssite for tips and resources about financial planning topics like credit and debt, saving, investing and retirement. This resource center offers courses, workshops, tools, multimedia and printed materials to improve financial decision-making.
- 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, www.360financialliteracy.org
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, an effort of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), offers free tools and resources to help adults manage their finances through every stage of life. The website also links to the AICPA’s national public service campaign, www.feedthepig.org, which encourages adults age 25 to 34 to take control of their personal finances.
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC), www.ftc.gov
The Federal Trade Commission’s website offers several publications and materials to educate consumers about issues ranging from credit to investments to privacy, among other topics. This site also features information about the FTC’s Deter, Detect, Defend campaign, which offers various instructional resources to prevent identity theft.