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The tools available to students are incredible. Everything from Calculators to Worksheets to Wizards to Handbooks give you a chance to evaluate your financial situation, plan for your future and avoid numerous potholes along the way. All of these tools have been developed by other organizations and are presented her to help you discover and access the tools that will benefit you the most.

| Calculators | Worksheets | Wizards | Handbooks | Videos | Websites |


Student Budget Calculator

The Student Budget Calculator is a resource included in the LoveYourMoney course. Additional calculators in that program are the:

The Becoming a Millionaire is a resource included in CashCourse. Additional calculators in that program are the:

The mother load of financial calculators for college students and parents. These 100 calculators are divided into 12 categories:

  • Financial Aid and Tuition
  • Savings
  • Basic Budgets
  • Travel and Study Abroad
  • Auto
  • Investments
  • Tax Deductions
  • Retirement
  • Credit Cards
  • Debt
  • Salary
  • Miscellaneous



The Savings Goal Worksheet is a resource included in CashCourse. Additional interactive worksheets in that program are:

The Easy Spending Record Worksheet is a resource included in the LoveYourMoney course. Additional worksheets in that program are:

The Freshman Transition Checklist (PDF) is a resource included on the University of Texas at Tyler Student Money Management page. Additional worksheets provided are:



The Budget Wizard is a resource included in CashCourse.


Student Handbooks

Bank of America’s Student Financial Handbook

Table of Contents

  • Setting and Sticking to a Budget
  • Intro to Checking
  • Savings 101
  • Investing Fundamentals
  • Online and Mobile Banking Tutorial
  • Understanding Bank Fees
  • Credit Card Basics
  • Credit Lab
  • Identity Theft Review
  • Intro to Planning and Paying for College
  • Financial Glossary
  • Quick References
  • College Budget Planner
  • Test Your Knowledge

Available for free download.

40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know

The National Foundation for Financial Education® (NEFE®). has produced this workbook / guidebook for incoming college students. Topics include:

  • Getting Started
  • Checking Accounts
  • Financial Aid
  • Jobs
  • Dorm Life
  • Apartments
  • Cutting Expenses
  • Credit and Debt
  • Saving and Investing Money
Also, included is a Spending Plan Worksheet and list of Resources.

This publication is available for download.

Your Money Matters, A Guide to Your Personal Finances

A financial literacy initiative of the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program, an operating division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Includes eight guidelines to how to Make Your Money Matter:

  1. Don’t spend every penny you make
  2. Track your money
  3. Prioritize spending
  4. Focus on saving
  5. Make Your Money Matter
  6. Build a safety net
  7. Get rid of debt
  8. Pay with cash
  9. Make room for fun

Additional topics are:

  • Low Budget Living
  • Monthly Spending Plan
  • Budgeting Made Easy
  • Savvy Saving Secrets
  • Start Now for Saving Success
  • Bank on It
  • Finding a Financial Institution
  • Crash Course in Credit
  • Managing Your Student Loans
  • Avoid an Identity Crisis
  • Financial Baby Steps
  • Helpful Websites

Other Materials include worksheets to:

  • Prepare a budget
  • Compare acccount offerings from financial Institutions



As a college student, managing your money can be a tall task. Take Stock in Children and Tallahassee Community College bring you this short educational module to help you develop a budget and effectively manage your finances.



Understanding Taxes for Students

This IRS website is divided into two areas:

1. The HOWS of TAXES includes 14 self-paced modules, offering a step-by-step approach to tax preparation:

  • Module 1: Payroll Taxes and Federal Income Tax Withholding
  • Module 2: Wage and Tip Income
  • Module 3: Interest Income
  • Module 4: Dependents
  • Module 5: Filing Status
  • Module 6: Exemptions
  • Module 7: Standard Deduction
  • Module 8: Claiming Child Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit
  • Module 9: Tax Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses
  • Module 10: Education Credits
  • Module 11: Earned Income Credit
  • Module 12: Refund, Amount Due, and Record Keeping
  • Module 13: Electronic Tax Return Preparation and Transmission
  • Module 14: Self-Employment Income and the Self-Employment Tax

Each module focuses on a different set of tax concepts and includes interactive activities, tutorials and assessments.

The Simulations allow students to apply what they've learned by putting themselves in the shoes of 20 different taxpayers as they explore the ins and outs of filing tax returns electronically.

2. The WHYS of TAXES focuses on 6 themes:

  • Theme 1: Your Role as a Taxpayer - Why Pay Taxes?
  • Theme 2: Taxes in U.S. History - Evolution of Taxation in the Constitution
  • Theme 3: Fairness in Taxes - How to Measure Fairness
  • Theme 4: What is Taxed and Why - Federal/State/Local Taxes
  • Theme 5: Impact of Taxes - How Taxes Influence Behavior
  • Theme 6: Understanding the IRS - The IRS Yesterday and Today

Each theme has multiple lessons which, in turn, provide numerous activities.


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