Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is understanding how money works and how to make informed and effective choices with your money.  Most of us have many questions about financial literacy. We have provided information to get you started on the road to financial literacy and making sound money decisions. If you still have questions about your loans or financial aid, do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Student Loans and Repayment

A Federal Student Aid survey of borrowers in grace conducted in 2013 asked students about to enter repayment what they would do differently when borrowing student loans. Some of their responses are shown below:

“If I could do it all over again…

  • I would begin paying my loans during my studies
  • I would have taken all subsidized loans and no unsubsidized ones
  • I would have taken out just enough and not the maximum amount
  • I would pay interest as I went
  • Rethink how to spend my loan
  • Take more classes per semester to cut down on cost
  • I would borrow less, have a better understanding of loan repayment options, and not accept refund checks to make my loan smaller
  • Find out exactly how much I am borrowing”

The responses show that students would approach loan borrowing in another way. The links below can assist you with making informed decisions in regard to student loans and other areas of financial literacy.

Keys to Success with Student Loans and Repayment

Financial Literacy Resources

Federal Student Aid Resources




Purdue Federal Credit Union – Budgeting Basics

Purdue Federal Credit Union – Monthly Budget Worksheet

Purdue Federal Credit Union – Saving Successfully

Purdue Federal Credit Union – Understanding Credit

Purdue Federal Credit Union – Credit Cards

Purdue Federal Credit Union – Fraud Identity Theft