Expanding college access and success through improved financial education is the goal of a new partnership announced today between National College Access Network (NCAN) and Inceptia. Effective January 1, 2013, the organizations will make available free online financial education, utilizing Inceptia’s Financial Avenue solution, to NCAN school members and the students served by those institutions.
“Financial Avenue provides easy-to-use, relevant information for students about important financial literacy topics,” Kim Cook, NCAN’s executive director, said. “Not only is the product free to NCAN members, but they can track their students’ use of Financial Avenue as well as their learning.”
Financial Avenue offers an engaging, online environment to teach personal money management – information that will help start students on the road to wise financial management. NCAN will provide introductory webinars and signup information to member organizations in early January. Randy Heesacker, president and CEO, Inceptia, said: “Everything we do at Inceptia is designed to support student success and this exciting partnership with NCAN provides us with one more way to get valuable resources into the hands of college students.”
Inceptia’s Financial Avenue program offers six, online financial education courses and 10 mini-modules to schools and organizations, as part of its mission to achieve 100 percent repayment among student borrowers. Each course takes about 30 minutes to complete, and each mini-module averages five to 15 minutes. Students are required to take an assessment before and after each course to measure their knowledge gain. More than 7,000 courses have been completed to date on credit cards, contracts, identity theft, paying for college, budgeting and credit history.
Mr. Brett Lief, who serves on the board of directors of both Inceptia and NCAN, helped to make this partnership possible.
For more information about Inceptia’s online financial education program, Financial Avenue, visit https://www.inceptia.org/success/financial-education/online/.