Financial Literacy Resources
Oklahoma College Assistance Program, www.ocap.org
A division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, OCAP provides college access, aid awareness, financial literacy and student loan management programs and services that benefit students, parents, schools, and community partners. Founded by the State Legislature in 1965, OCAP has served as Oklahoma's designated guarantor for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) for more than 45 years.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, www.okhighered.org
The State Regents are the coordinating board for Oklahoma public higher education. Among other responsibilities, the State Regents set academic standards, determine functions and courses of study at state colleges and universities, and grant degrees. The State Regents also manage 23 scholarship and special programs, and, in cooperation with the Office of State Finance, operate OneNet, the state’s information and telecommunications network for education and government. In collaboration with OGSLP and colleges and universities statewide, the State Regents developed a student portal, www.OKcollegestart.org, designed to serve as a one-stop shop for college planning resources for students, parents and counselors.
Oklahoma Money Matters (OKMM), www.oklahomamoneymatters.org
OKMM, the financial literacy initiative of the Oklahoma College Assistance 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 Web site 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 Web site 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) Web site, www.smartaboutmoney.org, 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 Web site 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 Web site 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.