What is Financial Education?

At New York University, we want our community to feel empowered to make sound financial decisions. NYU Financial Education is committed to providing a variety of resources to help current and prospective students expand their skills and knowledge of personal finance and empower them to effectively manage their finances every day.

Financial Education (most commonly referred to as financial literacy) is defined by the National Financial Educations Council as, “Possessing the skills and knowledge on financial matters to confidently take effective action that best fulfills an individual’s personal, family and global community goals.”  

Financial Education is not the same as Financial Aid, even though there are components of the two that will cross. Financial Aid is about the detailed types and amounts of student aid offered to attend college. Financial Education is about providing our students and the NYU community with the education and resources to effectively manage their finances every day.

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We have resources and tools for all students, regardless of your family’s financial circumstances or your existing level of financial knowledge.