About the CashCourse Program

CashCourse® was developed by the nonprofit National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). From 2007 to 2021, NEFE provided CashCourse® to students and educators as part of its mission to champion effective financial education. CashCourse® was acquired by Indiana University and managed by the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance beginning in 2021. For more information on NEFE and its work in financial education, visit www.nefe.org

CashCourse is an online financial education resource designed specifically for college and university students. The program takes a whole-life approach to personal finance, with resources divided into six main areas of learning:

  1. Earn: Estimate financial effects of current and future employment.
  2. Save and Invest: Grow personal assets to build savings and financial security.
  3. Protect: Protect financial resources, personal property and identity.
  4. Spend: Manage cash flow to meet financial goals and navigate financial obstacles.
  5. Borrow: Control personal credit and debt.
  6. Pay for Education: Create and implement a strategy for funding higher education.

Financial Education Resources for College Students

Created with input from real students and universities, CashCourse equips students with information that helps them make informed financial decisions, from orientation to graduation and beyond. The program comes with student-focused tools and information:

  • Self-guided learning through coursework modules, quizzes and the Budget Wizard
  • Personalized dashboard where students can review past activities as well as saved budgets and articles
  • Helpful content such as articles, videos and worksheets
  • Relevant information that is easy to understand and continually updated

Resources for Teachers and Administrators

Our resources and tools give you the foundation to create a financial education program on your campus:

  • Workshop kits that include ready-made PowerPoint presentations and facilitator’s guides
  • Marketing materials for sharing the program on campus
  • Campus Planning Workbook to guide you through creating your program
  • The ability to make assignments for students and track their progress
  • Personalized support from the CashCourse team and our network of 1,110+ colleges and universities


Campus Planning Workbook: Build an Effective Financial Education Program at Your College

This guide is for CashCourse administrators and instructors delivering financial education to a college audience. Use this workbook to plan and implement a program at your campus using CashCourse.




Download the Campus Planning Workbook.


The Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance is a network of professionals dedicated to bringing together post-secondary organizations to inform national conversations that impact the financial wellness field, public policy and educational support services.

Learn more about our mission.

The CashCourse Team

Phil Schuman -  Executive Director 

Phil is the Executive Director for the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance. Phil is also the Executive Director of Financial Wellness & Education at Indiana University, where he helped found the IU MoneySmarts program. Phil graduated with a BA in Psychology from DePauw University and has an MBA for Indiana University. 


Kirsten Phillips - VP, Operations

Kirsten is the VP, Operatons for the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance. Kirsten graduated with a BS in Recreation from Indiana University. 


Peter Bye - Operations Assistant

Peter is the Operations Assistant for the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance. Peter is working on a Master's of Music in Performance at Indiana University.