Published Online: August 20, 2014

81 schools used financial literacy program

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State Treasurer Don Stenberg says 81 Nebraska high schools took advantage of a new, state-sponsored financial literacy program in the last school year.

Stenberg said Tuesday that the Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars program reached 2,214 students. Of that total, 977 completed all nine modules to become certified. The online financial literacy program was developed by EverFi, an educational technology company.

The program teaches students about personal financial matters, such as credit scores, how to fill out a checkbook and how to save for college.

Stenberg says he's looking to grow the program to include dozens more high school and thousands of additional students next year. Stenberg says he's encouraging more schools to participate.

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Online: www.treasurer.org


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