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Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy


At ESCC, we want financial literacy to be a part of your life and we want you to be protected from financial fraud. The more you know, and the more tools you have at your disposal, the better prepared you will be for life at and beyond ESCC.

The following resources are designed to help you balance financial independence with financial responsibility and to protect you from unfair, deceptive and fraudulent business practices.

Don’t Get Scammed on Your Way to College [PDF]

Avoid scams and paying for free services when you’re searching for scholarships, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, and sharing your personal information.

Federal Student Aid and Identity Theft [PDF]

Before you apply for federal student aid, learn how to prevent identity theft.

Money Management Checklist for College Students [PDF]

No student wants to interrupt his or her education because of financial troubles. Here is a checklist to help you manage your financial life while in school.

Budget Worksheet [PDF]

It’s easy to prepare a budget. Common categories are included in this worksheet.

Credit Card Tips [PDF]

Properly managing a credit card is a big responsibility. Credit cards can help establish and improve your credit score if they’re used properly. They can also damage your credit score and get you into serious debt if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Set Your Financial Goals [PDF]

Healthy financial habits start by setting sound financial goals. Develop a realistic path to achieving your goals.

Managing Your Money [PDF]

Financial wellness can start with these tips