Foundations in Personal Finance College Edition
More than three million students empowered to make sound financial decisions for life.

FAQs

What makes Foundations in Personal Finance different than other programs?

This isn't some boring financial class, and we aren't a financial institution looking to sell students sophisticated financial products. We care about empowering students to be change agents in their generation. Foundations in Personal Finance is real-life knowledge every student needs to graduate on sound financial footing and be set up to take control of their money.


How much class time is needed?

The 5-chapter curriculum is designed to be used with student clubs and groups, ranging from student support services and Greek life to first year experience and other student affairs programs. Each chapter includes Dave and our team of experts teaching by video. Each chapter has approximately 60-90 minutes of video and is segmented into several parts, each part no more than 20 minutes. The video material is used in conjunction with a student guide that includes notes, budgeting forms, and group discussion questions. The program can be formatted to fit your specific situation. Popular formats include having five sessions that are two hours in length or 10 sessions that are each 50-60 minutes in length.

The 12-chapter curriculum is designed for an academic classroom and can be used as a primary or supplemental resource. There is enough material to implement the program in a three-credit-hour course. Each chapter includes Dave and our team of experts teaching by video. Each chapter has approximately 60-90 minutes of video and is segmented into several parts, each part no more than 20 minutes. The video material is used in conjunction with a working textbook including activities, case studies, group discussion questions and much more that can be used both in the classroom and as homework assignments.


For which concentration or class is Foundations in Personal Finance best suited?

The 12-chapter version of Foundations in Personal Finance can be used in an academic personal finance or financial literacy course or as an elective course (at the undergraduate or graduate level). The 5-chapter version is popular for First Year Experience courses and other non-traditional settings.


What type of support do you offer for instructors who teach Foundations in Personal Finance?

Our team of curriculum advisors is available to answer all of your questions. We also have additional resources throughout our company that can help you learn more about financial literacy.


Do I need to be certified to teach Foundations in Personal Finance?

No. The only limitations you have are the ones put on you by your individual college/university program.


I want to teach this curriculum on a college campus. How do I get started?

If you are currently a faculty or staff member at a college or university, connect with us today for help creating a customized plan for your class.

If you are not currently employed by a college or university, we do not provide consultation on how to gain employment at a higher education institution. Feel free to approach a college's administration about teaching Foundations, but we do not provide coaching for that process.


How much does it cost?

We have a variety of formats and packages available to fit your specific situation. Our curriculum advisors will help you determine which format is best for you and provide you with pricing information based on that format and the number of students involved. Contact us to request a quote.


Do you get college credit for using this curriculum?

If this curriculum is being offered as part of a course you are enrolled in at a college or university, that course may count toward your college credits; ask your advisor to find out.


Is Foundations in Personal Finance available in an online format?

Yes. We offer eText, online video streaming and fully online options. Contact us to request more information on these options or to receive a quote.


I am a college student. How can I get this started on my campus or go through the curriculum on my own?

As a student, the easiest way to bring Foundations to your campus is through a student group. Whether you are currently part of a group (e.g. Greek, business club, student government, etc.) or you create a new one, you can be the catalyst for getting this started. To learn how to form a student club or group, contact your student affairs office. To go through the curriculum on your own, Contact us to purchase your book and online access.