In addition to all the services CSULB provides, we offer an online tool to assist students with financial literacy education.
Helping your child prepare for the financial challenges of college life is important - not just for helping them avoid distracting financial problems, but to help them develop sound financial habits that can reduce overall college debt and help to lay a solid foundation for life after college.
One way CSULB educates students is through Financial Literacy 101, a 90-minute online financial education program being used by colleges and universities around the country. Financial Literacy 101 will empower your child to make well-informed decisions about money, from avoiding credit card debt to finding the best deals on banking.
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Because you are an important influence in your child's life and to help you discuss financial literacy with them, we are making two modules within Financial Literacy 101 available for you to review.
Instructions for accessing the program are to the right but here are some important facts you should know:
As part of Financial Literacy 101, we hope you find it helpful to see the types of questions your child is faced with during the program. However, please note that it is not essential for you to answer the questions correctly while taking the course since most are geared to the financial challenges of students.
We are confident that Financial Literacy 101 will help to ensure your child's success at CSULB and in the future.
For the 90-minute module your student will take:
1. Go to New Students and enter the Access Code: CSULB Parents
2. Create your user name and password. Begin the workshops.
Understanding Financial Aid Module:
After you have created your account, if you would also like to access the additional 55-minute module on Financial Aid:
1. Log back into the system through Returning Students
2. In the bottom right-hand corner of your account home screen under Course Registration, input the number 338.