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Tel: 847-214-7380

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Bldg B, Room B156, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7360
financialsmarts@elgin.edu


Financial Literacy

Financial $marts: ECC’s Financial Literacy Program

Financial problems are distracting and worrisome for students. The Student Financial Services Department at ECC is invested in student success. Sound financial health has been proven to be a catalyst to a student successfully completing college. The financial resources available on this web page are here to promote a lifetime of learning. Download brochure

Available Services

Free services to students and community members.

Financial Literacy 101

Financial Literacy 101 is an engaging multimedia experience that combines a robust curriculum tailored to the needs of students with a learning model designed to actually prevent financial problems before they start. No registration or payment required.

Begin Financial Literacy 101 at www.financialliteracy101.org

When you first register, you must use one of the following log in access codes:

  • General users: ECCFIN101

Specific student cohorts (use under direction of your faculty/program director):

  • Student Support Services students: TRIOSSS11
  • Upward Bound students: TRIOUPB11

Budget Workshop

Anyone can attend! Budgeting is not hard! Come to this free event and find out how fast and easy it can be. In just one hour, students will create their very own personal budget. Leave the workshop with the tools you need to manage your money each month. Budgets give you control, organization, more money and better opportunities. Take control of your money and ensure your financial future.

When: Wednesday, October 22 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. (two separate sessions)
Location: Alumni Room, Building B
Registration: Strongly encouraged.

Two ways to register:

  1. Call 847-214-7381 and indicate which workshop you would like to attend.
  2. Email financialsmarts@elgin.edu and indicate which workshop you would like to attend.

Upon registration you will be given a simple worksheet to list your income and expenses to bring with you to the workshop.

One-on-One Consultations

Private and individual financial counseling. Call 847-214-7380 to schedule your appointment. Limited appointments available.

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