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WISELearn Personal Financial Literacy

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The Personal Financial Literacy WISELearn Group is resource central for schools, instructors, etc. on Personal Financial Literacy. Join today and get access to more than 100 PFL resources aligned to the Wisconsin PFL standards. Resources continue to be added!

Wisconsin-Based Resources

Organization Available Resources
WI Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)

Look Forward to Your Future website is a resource for students and parents who are facing questions and decisions about college and student debt.

Economics Wisconsin We work with teachers across Wisconsin through our Centers for Economic Education, our workshops and other financial and economic programs.
Governor's Council on Financial Literacy and Capability The Council is part of a pro-active approach to improving financial literacy in Wisconsin and making the state the recognized national leader when it comes to promoting financial literacy.
Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition Speakers for the classroom
Support for financial literacy
Asset Builders of America
  • Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl
  • Lifetime Returns Calculator
  • Money Conferences around the state
  • Academy of Finance for Students during summer
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) Workshops for teachers, as well as students
Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WAFSAA)
  • Fall workshops on updates in the student financial aid process
  • Information on completing the FAFSA
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA)
Next Gen Personal Finance in Wisconsin 
Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges College Readiness 21 program
College Possible (Milwaukee) After-school program in Milwaukee for low-income students preparing for college
Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation Dedicated to helping make college a reality. Also make successful student loan repayment possible, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and private lenders.
Higher Education Aids Board HEAB administers programs of student financial aid, including grant, scholarship, and loan programs; tuition reciprocity agreements; and tuition capitation contracts.
(formerly Make a Difference Wisconsin)

Proven financial education curriculum for educators; lessons led by volunteers from your business community; flexible lessons and scheduling.

Wisconsin Institute for Certified Public Accountants
  • Feed the Pig Elementary Curriculum
  • Classroom Speakers
  • Database of Reality Store Dates across the state
  • Accounting/finance resources
  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Curriculum
  • Classroom grants
Wisconsin Educational Opportunities Program (WEOP)
  • Academic counseling
  • Financial aid information
  • Increasing early awareness of educational opportunities
  • Clarifying vocational and educational goals
  • Selecting an appropriate college or training program
  • Completing admission forms and arranging for college entrance tests
  • Applying for financial aid by explaining the process and helping fill out the financial aid form
  • Applying for pre-college programs
  • Providing scholarship information, college catalogs, brochures, admissions application, and financial aid forms
UW-Madison Center for Financial Security
  • Family Financial Security Webinar Series
  • Financial Security Working Papers and Practitioner Briefs
  • Financial Coaching Strategies
  • Local and National Financial Security Events
  • Archived Newsletter, Podcasts and Presentations
  • Your Money Tools and Resources
Xello (formerly Career Cruising)

Financial Literacy connections to Wisconsin Academic & Career Planning for all students in grades 6-12.


Jennifer Jackson
Business & IT Education Consultant
(608) 266-2803

Julie Anderson
Family & Consumer Sciences Consultant
(608) 266-7330

Kristen McDaniel
Social Studies Education Consultant
(608) 266-2207