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.

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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.

What is Financial Education?

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.

Tip Jar

The NYU Financial EducationTip Jar hands out quick tips and resources that empower you to effectively manage your finances. Keep checking back here for more!

Growing and maintaining an emergency fund may sound like a far stretch with all your competing expenses but it is simpler than you think! Here is a 2-minute article with tips to effectively build your emergency fund. More resources and guidance on building an emergency fund can be found on iGrad!

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