University of Southern Indiana

Financial Literacy



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Financial Literacy

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Financial literacy is an essential life skill for the 21st century. This is especially important for college students, who now have more financial choices and opportunities to be made than any generation before. The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is responding to this challenge by offering to college students and recent graduates this website that contains comprehensive, non-commercial information to help their financial decisions be informed ones. To learn more, please visit

Student and Borrower Webinars
Student and Borrower Webinars To better help borrowers get off to a good start in repayment and help all students make informed decisions about their student loans and their financial futures, Great Lakes offers a number of webinars for students and borrowers. To learn more, please visit

Loan Repayment Plans and Calculator
You have a choice of several repayment plans that are designed to meet the different needs of individual borrowers. The amount you pay and the length of time to repay your loans will vary depending on the repayment plan you choose. For more information about the various repayment plans and to calculate your estimated repayment amount under each of the different plans, please visit the Federal Student Aid site.

Mapping Your Future
Mapping Your Future is your free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. Their goal is to help individuals achieve life-long success by empowering students, families, and schools with web-based information and services. To learn more, please visit

National Student Loan Data System
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data. To learn more, please visit

Protecting Your Credit: Report Identity Theft
If you become a victim of identity theft or suspect that your student information has been stolen, contact the appropriate agencies.

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Inspector General Hotline
1-800-MIS-USED (1-800-647-8733)
complain online:

Federal Trade Commission 
1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338)
complain online:

Social Security Administration 

Equifax Credit Bureau 

Experian Information Solutions Formerly TRW)

TransUnion Credit Bureau 

Contact Financial Assistance


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