Decision Partners Educates Over 5,000 Students Per Week
Update: Since this press release was issued, we now commonly have single days with nearly 20,000 student sessions. But in 2010, 5,000 students a week was big news!
Boston, September 20, 2010 Decision Partners today announced that they are currently educating over 5,000 unique students per week across all of their financial education programs. Financial Literacy 101, the nation's leading online financial education course for college students, provides financial literacy education to over 3,000 students per week. Decision Partners' licensing customers, including the College Foundation of North Carolina, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and PNC Bank, are currently educating over 2,000 users per week.
Financial Literacy 101 is a personalized, interactive experience that teaches students the decision-making skills needed to navigate the financial challenges of college life. Unlike one-time lectures or "one size fits all" text-based websites, student participation in Financial Literacy 101's linear curriculum yields measurable results. Upon course completion, students will have:
- Taken a comprehensive exam.
- Set personal short and long-term financial goals.
- Developed a personal monthly budget that may be used on an ongoing basis.
- Received objective, non-judgmental feedback on key financial behaviors including credit card use, hours worked per week, financial stress, and other protective behaviors customized to each student's life stage.
- Completed a credit card payment exercise based on their own debt level.
- Participated in a post-graduation budget exercise based on their chosen field of study.
- Received a secure course completion code and course completion certificate.
In addition, Financial Literacy 101's suite of real-time administrative reporting tools offers student-by-student course usage statistics and aggregate graphical reporting of student financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. There has never been an easier way to gather actionable intelligence about the financial needs of students on your campus.
"As higher education institutions begin to incorporate financial literacy into student aid, orientation and TRIO programs, we are pleased that schools are increasingly trusting Decision Partners with the financial education of their students," said Austin Jackson, CEO of Decision Partners. "Institutions are discovering that not only is campus-wide financial education possible, but also that students appreciate the Financial Literacy 101 experience."
Financial Literacy 101 is an online financial literacy program designed for the needs of college students and for the specific reporting requirements of the administrators who serve them. The course enables any organization to offer a measurable, outcomes-based financial literacy education to any student - anytime and anywhere. Through the use of proven cognitive-behavioral skills training strategies, Financial Literacy 101 promotes responsible financial decision-making both during and after college.
To learn more about bringing one of our services to your organization, please contact us.