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The City is an online resource from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada that teaches students how to manage money and achieve financial success.

The Debt-Free Graduate, by Canadian author Murray Baker, gives strategies and tips to help students survive college or university without going broke.

Get Smarter About Money features information about planning and investing for many of life’s events, including getting an education

National Strategy for Financial Literacy can help you improve your financial knowledge, skills and confidence; and what tools are available to help you manage your personal finances.

Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services is the leader in financial counselling and education. Use their search feature to find a qualified counsellor near you.

Parental Contribution Calculator is an interactive tool that helps parents of full-time dependent students estimate the amount of money that they should contribute to their children’s post-secondary education. The amount calculated is based on the Canada Student Loans need assessment tables and will help parents determine whether their child will be eligible to obtain a government-funded student loan.

Student Budget Worksheet, from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, helps students understand their expenses and income while pursuing a post-secondary education.

Your Money is an online resource from the Canadian Banker’s Association. Students can learn more about how to use money wisely to reach their goals. Teachers can register online for an in-class seminar presented by a banker volunteer from their community. Parents can access resources to help teach their kids financial literacy at home.

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