Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy provides helpful tips and strategies for college students seeking to improve their knowledge of budgeting, saving and avoiding the pitfalls of poor credit.

Financial Literacy Campus Workshop Dates

 

Financial Literacy Online Workshops

San Jacinto College has partnered with USA Funds® to provide an online Life Skills® Program. This program offers you advice for managing your time and money wisely while on campus and after graduation.

Instructions for completing your online workshop:
Go to www.lifeskills.org and log in. Please note, if you are a returning user, go ahead and log in using your username and password and review the Get Started instructions below.

If this is your first visit, click “Request a new account” in the Login box to create your account and complete the following information on the Request Account page:
Enter your school e-mail address as your username.
Enter your school-assigned student ID (G ID number.)  
Enter the School Code and Student Access Code for the campus you are attending.
Campus    School Code    Student Access Code
Central    00360900         00360900-01
North      00360901         00360901-01
South      00360902         00360902-01

Click “Create Account” in the lower right corner to create your account. 

Get started.
To access and complete the lessons, follow these steps:
Select “My Catalog” from the left navigation menu or select the “My Catalog” tab at the top of the page.

Click on the name of a lesson.

Click on “Enroll” on the right side of the screen.
Note: Lessons can be completed in any order and you can return to it at any time and continue where you left off. To return to the in-progress session, click the name of the lesson under “My Learning” on your Home page.

To begin the lesson, click on the name of the lesson under “OLT Lessons”.
Note: Your computer settings must be set to allow pop-ups to access the lesson. 

Click “Next” to advance through the lesson.
Note: Click “Help” at the top of the screen for a key explaining the navigation.

Complete the Lesson Challenge quiz at the end of the lesson. You must achieve 70 percent or higher to pass the lesson. Once achieved, your score will be recorded on your transcript as well as the college’s weekly report. Close your quiz results and click “Close Window” to exit the lesson.

Click the “Home” tab to return to the Home page.

Repeat the previous steps until you have completed all of the lessons assigned to you.  
Note: You can review the lessons and re-take the Lesson Challenges at any time by clicking “View” under “My Learning History” on your Home page.

For Fall and Spring Appeals, you are required to complete all of the following lesson(s) in order to meet your requirements. For Summer Appeals, you are required to complete at least five of the following lesson(s) in order to meet your requirements:
103 What Do I Need to Know About Repaying My Student Loans?
104 What If I Have Trouble Repaying My Student Loans:
203 How Do I Live on a Budget While I'm in School?  
205 How Do I Manage My Personal Life While I’m in School?
304 Where Does My Paycheck Go?
305 How Do I Live on A Budget After I Have Completed School?
401 How Do I Manage My Credit Card Debt?
402 What Do Credit Scores Mean to Me?
403 What Do Credit Reports Mean to Me?
404 How Can I Protect Myself From Identity Theft?

If you need help with your life skills account, please contact USA Funds Customer Support Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time by e-mail to lssupport@usafunds.org or call (800) 766-0084. After these hours, support is available at techs@geolearning.com  or (866) 692-8628.