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University of Illinois Financial Literacy Badges
Find information on badge-eligible activities you can complete for the University of Illinois Financial Literacy Badges program. Get badges in the US Department of Treasury's financial core competencies of Borrow, Earn, Protect, Save & Spend.

The goal of the Badges Program is to provide a structured option for expanding student’s financial skills and knowledge related to each one of the above financial topics or “financial core competencies”.

To earn a badge, you must complete at least three badge-eligible learning activities in a particular badge, at least one of which is highly encouraged to be in person. 

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  • Cash at College: Spending, Saving & Student Loans

    University of Illinois USFSCO's Student Money Management Center and University of Illinois Extension teamed up to offer this educational webinar for all University of Illinois students. This free webinar features lessons on:

    (1) how to effectively budget your money while in college
    (2) the basics of banking
    (3) options for paying your college tuition
    (4) understanding credit
    (5) and how to make the most of your college education

    Cash at College offers an important guide to managing your finances, so don't miss out! Watch the recording today! Take the quiz afterwards to get credit towards the SPENDING badge.

  • Love Your Loan: Student Loan Repayment

    Learn how to make the most of your student loans so you can avoid the heartbreak of overwhelming loan debt in the future by watching Love Your Loan - Student Loan Repayment, part of the #GetSavvy webinar series co-hosted by University of Illinois Extension and University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center.

  • Budget Hacks: From Research to Practical

    Money can be messy - it's not just about numbers, calculators and excel sheets. If you're looking for new ways to manage your money mess, we have the budget hacks for you!  Budget Hacks: From Research to Practical is part of the Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series from University of Illinois Extension and University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center.

  • Steps Toward Investing

    University of Illinois Extension, along with the University of Illinois’ Student Money Management Center, hosted the webinar “Steps Toward Investing” on November 11, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The FREE webinar focused on terms related to investing & the benefits of investing early.

  • Life Transitions

    "Life Transitions", a recorded webinar to help you plan for life transitions and the financial obstacles that often come along with them. Whether it is going to college, moving, dating or getting a new job, all of these major life changes can cause periods of financial transition. How you deal with these transitions can seriously impact your finances in the long run. Do you have the necessary tools to manage life’s financial transitions?

  • What's Your Job Worth?

    Do you know how to get the most out of your job benefits? Let us help! What's Your Job Worth was recorded on Nov 4th, 2016 to help you get better informed when making decisions about internships and job offers!

  • Establishing Your Roots: Getting Started with Financial Services

    "Establishing Your Roots - Getting Started with Financial Services" is a recorded webinar to help you learn which financial tools are best for your individual situation - checking accounts, prepaid cards, debit cards, saving accounts and more! Now’s the time to learn which financial tools can help you move forward financially and help you grow your money. 

Questions? Email studentmoney@uillinois.edu.

More information about the University of Illinois Financial Literacy Badges Program here.