977 Students Graduate from New Financial Literacy Program
(8-19-14) An online financial literacy education program has proven successful over its first year, according to State Treasurer Don Stenberg.
The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) sponsors the program, called Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars.
Stenberg said 81 Nebraska high schools used the program during the 2013-2014 school year. That includes 2,214 students--977 of which completed the program and are certified as Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars.
The modules of the program covers topics like saving, banking, investing, renting versus owning, credit scores, taxes and insurance, and consumer fraud.