8 Financial Resources for Students during COVID-19.

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

Like many of you, we’re keeping a close eye on how the coronavirus is affecting our families and financial goals. The mental and physical burden of unknown scenarios continues to halt our way of living as we prepare for the unthinkable. With students now on extended spring break, we’ve compiled a list of resources and entertainment for students to learn more about economic education from the comfort of home.

1. Spectrum Internet (Adult Students): Spectrum is offering free access to broadband and WiFi services to households with students who do not already have the services. The WiFi access will be available for 60 days to households with students from kindergarten to college who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll in the service, you can call 1-844-488-8395 or click the link to learn more.

Update: If you're an AT&T customer, AT&T Offers Added Relief for Customers

2. U-Haul Storage (College Students): Many colleges and universities around the country have asked college students to remain home after spring break that left many students scrambling to find last-minute housing, storage, and transportation. For students that do not have the financial means for an unplanned move, U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to college students who need to move due to coronavirus.

3. Orange County Library Services (All Students): The library may be close, but not their online classes that can lead to a successful stream of revenue. Students and parents can take advantage of online courses to learn a new skill ranging from Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Suites, Web Design and so much more. An active library card is needed for registration.

4. The Happy Investor Method (College and Adult Students): Angela Matthews is one of our favorite investing experts for new beginners and the seasoned investor. Watch her free replay on how to get started with investing and have your questions answered.

5. Practical Money Skills/Peter Pig's Money Counter (Elementary Students): Visa’s award-winning Practical Money Skills program strives to link consumers, educators, banks and governments to the tools and resources they need, helping individuals and communities develop their money management skills. For our younger students, meet Peter Pig and assist with his quest to saving money. In this interactive game, students practice identifying, counting and saving money while learning fun facts about U.S. currency.

6. Financial Football (All Students): If your students love sports and don’t know much about money management, this is the best student activity combining both subjects. Powered by the NFL and Visa, Financial Football wants to encourage athletes and avid viewers to be savvy with their finances. This game is a real treat for anyone that loves sports.

7. Time for Payback (Middle and High School Students): Try one of our favorite games that teach students about the cost of college and avoiding student loans.

8. 8 Cents in a Jar (All Students): Starting March 18th, we will transition most of our in-person sessions to on-demand courses for all students to take advantage of our educational resources in financial literacy. All communication will be sent to our subscribers, so join our email list by clicking on the link.

As we receive more resources, we will make sure to share all verified information and include the source link. If you have any resources that can help students, we would love to hear from you. Let's continue to diminish generational poverty together!

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