Financial education programs for academic libraries

Below is info from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about an upcoming webinar about financial education programs for academic libraries.

Consumer Financial Protection BureauMany students see college as their first chance at independence. It is also a time when they will have to make many financial decisions for the first time — a first budget, maybe a first checking account, credit cards, possibly a lease and handling car expenses.

Research also shows that young Americans have lower levels of financial capability than other age groups.

So what is it that college-age students want to know and need to know about money, and how can academic libraries work with other resources in the community or on the campus to help?

Find out Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST) when we talk to experts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Washington University Libraries in St. Louis, and the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Office about their experiences and resources you can use to help students build their financial know-how.

To join, please follow these instructions:

  1. Click the following link at the time of the webinar:
    Conference number: PW5366972
    Audience passcode: 7196230
  2. Dial the following number at the time of the webinar:
    888-795-5920 (calling within the United States)
    Participant passcode: 7196230

Please note that this call is closed to the press.

~ Dan Rutherford, Office of Financial Education, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

About the CFPB

The CFPB is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives. Learn more at


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