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In an effort to assist Delta State students and parents become better informed on all aspects of personal finance, our office has compiled a list of financial literacy and personal finance websites we feel to be beneficial.


The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) has developed the cashcourse.org web site specifically to help college-age students on campuses across the country.  This turnkey program allows universities to provide college students with the resources necessary to cultivate positive money management habits that will last a lifetime.  Money management skills and access to personal financial planning resources are necessary for college students to build a healthy financial future.

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. governement’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) maintains this financial literacy website for personal information, education, and communication pertaining to the various stages of an individual’s life to help the individual make the most appropriate financial diecisions.

Bank Rate publishes original and objective personal finance stories to help consumers make informed financial decisions.  Our staff of award winning reporters and editors provides expert advice on just about every major financial decision facing our readers: from purchasing their first home, to selecting a new car, to saving for retirement.  Bankrate’s unparalled combination of comprehensive rate information and original financial content is what makes us unique and such a valuable resource to our clients.

AnnualCreditReport.com is a centralized service for consumers to request free annual credit reports.  It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies–Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Annual CreditReport.com provides consumers with the secure means to request and obtain a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies.

Ths Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect and defend against identity theft. On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft-and learn what to do if their identity is stolen.

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Useful Debt Management Websites

While obtaining a degree from Delta State is a wise decision to help students achieve their career goals, it is also extremely important for students to make wise decisions regarding the management of any student loan debt or other forms of debt both while in school and upon graduation. In an effort to assist students in their own debt management efforts, our office has provided the following list of management websites that we feel to be beneficial.

  • Review your federal student loan history
  • Federal and Private Student Loan Consolidation information
  • Department of Education Guide to Defaulted Student Loans
  • MappingYourFuture Manage Your Student Loan Debt
  • BankRate Guide to Managing Debt
  • CNNMoney Debt Management Guide
  • SmartMoney Debt Management Guide
  • MSN Money Debt Management Basics

 Useful Personal Finance Calculators

  • FinAid Student Loan Repayment Calculator
  • CNNMoney Budget Calculator
  • USATODAY Personal Finance Calculators (MANY)