NEFE and the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance (HEFWA) are partnering to continue the CashCourse program. Learn more.

About the CashCourse Program

CashCourse is a free 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 Funding Behind the Free

The CashCourse program is free — no catches or hidden obligations. CashCourse is 100-percent funded by the nonprofit National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®), which began as the College for Financial Planning in 1972.

About NEFE

NEFE champions effective financial education. We are the independent, centralizing voice providing leadership, research and collaboration to advance financial well-being. As one of the first organizations to wholly dedicate its efforts on improving the effectiveness of financial education, we continue our legacy of strengthening action-oriented research agendas, mobilizing intermediaries, and creating better solutions for researchers, educators, practitioners and policymakers.

Learn more about our mission.

The CashCourse Team

Amy Marty Conrad: Managing Director, Programs

Amy Marty Conrad is the managing director, programs at the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). Amy has been with NEFE since early 2012, working in both communications and in program administration for CashCourse. Amy earned a Master of Science degree in marketing at the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree with highest honors in journalism at the University of Florida. She holds an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) certification from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE).  Her background is in communications and marketing for nonprofit and government organizations.

Raven Newberry: Senior Manager, Programs

Raven Newberry is the senior manager, programs, supporting CashCourse. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) via the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) and holds a Master’s of Public Policy from Vanderbilt University, with a focus on K-12 to higher education pathways. Raven first became interested in personal finance while working in college access and seeing how money management skills affect one’s quality of life.

Sarah Volk: Associate, Programs

Sarah Volk is an associate, programs, at the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), where she supports NEFE’s school- and consumer-based financial education initiatives. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor with focuses on education and  social inequality. She first became interested in financial literacy after taking a course on personal finance as an undergraduate student.