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Undergraduate Scholarships

Financial Wellness

This page consists of various fun and interactive financial literacy programs supported with your USM email address. If you have trouble accessing or using any of the programs, please visit our FAQ section first and then contact us at scholarsFREEMississippi if the problem persists. These free, federally provided programs are administered by third parties and have been vetted through the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships. 

Click the program image to explore the resource, and utilize the log in instructions provided.

 

CashCourse.org

 

  • Visit www.cashcourse.org and click "Register for a Free Account" under Students tab.
  • Fill out the registration form with your USM Email and SOAR password.
  • If prompted, enter your student ID number
  • Select Mississippi and University of Southern Mississippi from the dropdown menu.
  • Explore the Financial Tools section and begin using the CashCourse website as needed!
  • Click here to learn more about CashCourse.org on our FAQ page.

 

 

 MoneySkills
  • Visit https://afsaef.org/
  • Username is your USM email address
  • Password is FLIGHT (all capital letters)
  • Begin each assignment and save/print your certificates of completion as needed for your personal record

 

 

  • Visit TeachBanzai.com, click on Sign Up, and select I Am a Student
  • Enter class Code E3LVGD and "continue"
  • Select your age category
  • Create your own username and password
  • Once you have completed the pre-test, game, and post-test contact our office at scholarsFREEMississippi with your username to recieve your Financial Literacy Badge Certificate
Suggested usage/tip: Take the pre-test, carefully follow the simulation game for real world application experience, and then take the post test. This game requires thought and application process, so choose longer periods of free time to play for the best experience. 
Banzai

 

 

Your Money, Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment Toolkit Come by our office and grab additional booklets!

 

The toolkit is a great workbook with 43 lessons and handouts that you can complete in whole or in conveniently split sections. There are easy-to-follow directions and recommendations on which tools to use based on your unique needs identified through the financial assessments provided within this resource. This toolkit can be accessed online with downloadable pdfs or you can come by our office and get a free paper copy. In addition to the toolkit, we have individualized booklets that can help you learn more about a specific topic of interest. You can use these bright, interactive booklets to easily help you begin to address common financial stressors and work through strategies to reduce your financial stress. These booklets can be downloaded and physical copies are located in the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships, along with other additional resources.

 

 

Contact Us

Office of Undergraduate Scholarships
Kennard-Washington (KWH) 200
118 College Drive #5011
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
scholarsFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4540