Financial Literacy

Nelnet is committed to providing the resources you need to help your students develop healthy financial habits during and after college. We have printed resources—from repayment charts to budgeting worksheets—to make sure the information you and your students need is available when you need it.

The FSA Resources provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and tips on getting ready for college, as well as other resources of financial aid to help your students pay for college.

If you have an idea for additional materials that would help you in your financial literacy efforts, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Resources for Students—Comprehensive, detailed information on federal student aid from preparing financially for college through loan repayment.—See fact sheets, publications, videos, and infographics on various financial aid topics.

College Navigator—Interactive website that helps students explore and compare features of different schools including programs and majors, admissions considerations, campus crime statistics, and more.

College Scorecard—Provides essential information about a particular school’s costs, graduation rates, and the average amount students borrow, all in a standardized easy to read format.

Net Price Calculator—Tool that helps students find the net price calculator for a particular school. Students can input personalized information into a school’s net price calculator in order to determine how much a school’s program may cost after subtracting any financial aid the student is likely to receive.

Financial Awareness Counseling Tool (FACT)—Interactive resource that helps students understand their student loan obligations and provides money management tips and tools.

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)—Resource for questions about federal student aid and completing the FAFSA.

Toll-free number: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
TTY (for the hearing impaired): 1-800-730-8913
Phone number: 319-337-5665

Social Media

Counselors and mentors can learn how to leverage Federal Student Aid’s social media content at

Other Federal Resources

FDIC Money Smart—Comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.—U.S Treasury Department provides financial capability information for youth, lesson plans for teachers, and research reports about money, saving, and planning for the future.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—Provides help for making informed financial decisions about paying for college, such as how to compare financial aid offers, choosing a loan, managing money, and repaying debt.