The Next Big Game in Life: Financial Wellness.
So high school sports are preparing you for a future of success and health, but how is your financial future and wealth?
The NCHSAA and our long-time partner, Wells Fargo, will be sharing financial tips each month to empower students and parents to take control of their personal finances.
Disclaimer: All financial information disseminated through this initiative is accessed from direct links back to the Wells Fargo banking site. The NCHSAA encourages individuals to make their own personal choices regarding their banking and financial aid needs. This information is meant to serve as a resource.
October - Finance Basics
- Types of Bank accounts
Learn about the different types of bank accounts an individual can open.
- Budgeting for HS or College Students
Learn how to plan big purchases without running out of money! See what your money goes to, and what money you have left over to spend.
November - Student Banking
- Opening Your First Bank Account
Learn how to set up your first bank account.
- Student and Teen Checking
Learn about Wells Fargo account options for students.
December - Prepare for College
- Get College ReadySM
Valuable resource guide for high school students to aid the student in navigating junior year and beyond during the transition from high school to college.
January - Planning for College
Check out these helpful tips aimed at guiding high school seniors through their last year in high school, including ideas related to the summer after graduation and figuring out college finances.
- High School Senior Year and College Checklist
- Making the Most of the Summer Before College
- Summer Savings Plan
- Discussing College Finances
- What to do with Cash Gifts
February - Paying for College
Check out these resources intended to assist students as they plan for college including navigating the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), how to set up a 529 College Savings Plan, and suggested ways for which college can be paid.
- How students can compare (and appeal) college financial aid letters
- Digital Tools for College Planning
- Your 5 Steps to Paying for College
- How to Complete the FAFSA
- Tracking FAFSA Application Status
- Misconceptions about FAFSA
- 529 Plans
- Ways to seek emergency aid while in school
March - Scholarship Search
Check out these valuable insights into scholarship aid for students and parents.
April - Earning Money
Looking for ways to earn money during high school and then college? Check out these suggested methods that can help you offset college expenses and achieve your financial goals. Start building your financial future today!
May - Savings
Improve your personal savings habits this month! Take the quiz, discover tips to save money, and understand its importance!