Across the country, some colleges are seeing the current financial crisis as the perfect opportunity to teach students a thing or two about their personal finances.
According to Inside Higher Ed, California State University-Northridge requires students receiving loans to enroll in a non-credit course in financial literacy. Those taking the course are also required to attend a one-on-one consultation session. This year, Cal State-Northridge is introducing a for-credit freshman seminar that teaches students how to manage both their time and money.
At Barnard College, students are treated to a copious selection of non-credit workshops that start during first-year orientation. The workshops cover a range of topics from budgeting and personal finances to investing and long-term planning.