For over a decade, Decision Partners has been the trusted financial education partner of hundreds of educational and nonprofit organizations.
Financial Literacy 101 represents everything we've learned about engaging diverse student populations with financial education, while also meeting the complex implementation, reporting, and compliance requirements of student-serving institutions.
Whether your organization wants to offer a "just in time" course on the basics or a multi-year program with dozens of courses, Financial Literacy 101 offers the tools you need to build a culture of financial wellness.
Getting started with Financial Literacy 101 is easy - no IT support is required. Most schools use an access code-based system, distributing a single code to students that's tied to a specific course assignment. Participation records can be viewed online or exported to a spreadsheet for use with your student management system. No further set up is required, ever.
Since student data can be filtered by registration or course completion date, finding the records you need is never a problem. And for organizations with multi-year financial education goals, it's simple to assign new courses and to track your students' progress over time.
Financial Literacy 101 can also integrate student registration and sign on with your student management system, providing a password-free student experience.
Financial Literacy 101 management tools are easy to use, extremely flexible, and include a range of data collection options to conform to school requirements. Tools for setting up access codes, a simplified Classrooms system for faculty use, private messaging, and a complete suite of CRM tools are just a click away. You can even add your own content, including quiz and survey questions.
It's also easy to set up a team of site administrators, including multiple levels of permissions for viewing students and for modifying courses, content, and settings. A permanent audit trail provides details of administrative activities, providing a highly secure environment that protects student data.
Each student's Financial Literacy 101 is customized to his or her interests, learning goals, and assigned courses. In addition to completing required courses, students build a Portfolio of achievements that can be exported for use with financial advisors.
Students can create a monthly budget, compare it with actual spending, set financial goals, and track financial health over time with personalized assessments. And with our This Week feature, there's always new content to explore. Students can also opt-in for a weekly email that highlights each week's theme.
Financial Literacy 101's proprietary financial education platform offers enough flexibility to fit into any number of implementation scenarios. Here are a few best practices have proven successful for many of our customers:
Need even more flexibility? Financial Literacy 101 can now be fully integrated with your organization's look and feel, hosted on dedicated resources, and include "bottom up" database and data gathering options.
Used by major banks, non-profits, and state-affiliated organizations, our custom solutions offer unsurpassed customization of any aspect of our financial education platform. We're proud to now bring this capability to schools and other student-serving organizations. For an example of a custom Financial Literacy 101 program, visit our California State University - Long Beach implementation.
With annual pricing starting at $1,500 (discounts are available for most TRiO programs), Financial Literacy 101 is a fantastic value for any institution. But content, capabilities, and value only go so far. That's why we offer free implementation coaching to every customer. Leveraging our product and experience is the best way to meet your financial education goals.
Financial Literacy 101 is a product of Decision Partners, a leader in online financial education for over a decade.
Hundreds of schools have used our programs, including high schools, four-year and community colleges, and even leading medical schools.
Financial Literacy 101 moves beyond the one-size-fits-all approach of most financial literacy education programs, offering a personalized learning experience with best-in-class engagement metrics. Financial Literacy 101 students spend, on average, three times longer on the site than the next leading online financial education program. And with millions of assignments completed on our platform, students are nearly unanimous in their support of our approach - over 93 percent of students who completed our Financial Basics course agree it was a good experience and nearly five out of six students would recommend the experience to a friend.
Financial Literacy 101 places students first. When your organization purchases Financial Literacy 101, that revenue is the only source of revenue for your implementation - there are no commercial offers, upsells or data sharing of any kind with third parties, period.
To learn more about bringing Financial Literacy 101 to your organization, please get in touch.
A four-year public institution serving more than 40,000 students, the University of South Florida has required that all incoming students complete our "Financial Basics" course since 2009.
To date, nearly 40,000 students have completed a course on Financial Literacy 101 at USF.
After discovering both an increase in average undergraduate debt and an increase in student loan default rates, the university decided to include financial literacy education as "an essential component of each student's educational experience."
All first-year students have been required to participate in "Life Skills for Student Success," a program designed to teach the skills students need to succeed in college. The program is run through the university's student management system, allowing administrators to monitor completion statistics and scores for each module on a student-by-student basis.
Choosing Financial Literacy 101
When describing the reasons why they chose Financial Literacy 101, Billie Jo Hamilton, Director, University Scholarships & Financial Aid Services, mentioned:
Ms. Hamilton also commented "We have been extremely happy with this program not only because it handles a high volume of students at a very affordable cost, but because it provides excellent information in a way that our freshmen can relate to. Students who complete the program indicate that they would recommend it to a friend, which is the best endorsement!"