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RISLA's Financial Literacy

 Financial literacy information is provided for free by the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority. For more information on RISLA, please visit

Managing your finances

Banking basics: Learn about bank types, account types, and more.
Budgeting: A healthy financial future starts with a balanced budget.


Credit Basics

Understanding credit:  What’s a FICO score? Why does credit matter? Find out here.
Credit card smarts:  Get smart with your credit card before you get into serious debt.
Identity theft: All about identity theft and how to protect yourself.

Borrowing for College

On average, students graduate with more than $20,000 in student loan debt. Learn about your student loan repayment options and how to minimize debt.

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Financial Glossary

Know what compound interest is? How about equity? Your answers here.

Tools & calculators

Meeting college costs calculator: Determine how you will meet college costs. >>
Budget calculator: Plan a budget using this calculator. >>
Loan repayment calculator: Estimate your monthly student loan payments. >>

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