Financial Literacy

St. Olaf College strives to help provide the necessary resources for each student to become prepared for life after college and that includes providing educational opportunities on financial literacy and well-being.

Financial literacy is the cognitive understanding of financial components and skills such as budgeting, investing, borrowing, taxation, and personal financial management. Financial well-being involves the process of learning. Taking control of your financial wellness promotes knowledge, independence, responsibility, and awareness for planned and unplanned costs. A balanced financial practice involves taking steps to live within your financial means and managing your resources by thinking short and long-term.

Use this website was created to gather resources related to both financial literacy and financial stress. This is not personal finance advice. Please feel free to email a staff member at and someone from the financial aid office will do their best to answer the question.

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