Financial Literacy Resources

Financial Literacy initiative


The Office of Financial Literacy rests firmly on preparing Clark Atlanta University students for college success and beyond which is within the University's current strategic Plan.  The initiative reflects on building and execution of institutional accountability for enrollment management (Strategic Priority I).  Key factors of focus: 1. Impacting college persistence 2.  Continuous education on financial wellness, and 3.  Life after graduation readiness.  Financial literacy is defined as the ability to make informed and effective decisions about the use of finances. Finances can be defined as money and assets, banking, investment, credit, insurance, and taxes. The financial decisions students make in college can affect their academic performance and have a long-lasting impact on their finances after graduating.


  • Workshops

Per semester a series of workshops will be held twice on a bi-weekly basis.  Each workshop is primarily peer led by our trained and ASA (American Student Assistance) certified Clark Atlanta University Ambassadors of Financial Literacy.

Topics covered:

  • Financial Literacy Fundamentals
  • Credit Management
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Credit vs. Debt Management
  • Budgeting and Savings Workshops
  • Scholarship
  • Internships, Income, and Careers 


  • Counseling Sessions

Walk-ins are welcomed, but appointments are preferred.


  • Program Partnership/Collaboration

Please email or contact us for further information or inquiry


  • Events

Please see calendar for scheduled events and programs


Looking for resources and tools accessible on a digital platform?  Unable to physically make it to a session?  No worries we have just what you need… 


Online Financial Literacy

Scholarship Search Tool:

Know What You Owe (Debt Calculator Tool):

Student Loan Repayment Navigator:

Web-based Program

In collaboration with Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG), Clark Atlanta University is excited to offer this interactive web-based program that allows students, parents and alumni the opportunity to learn more material at your own pace. There are 9 modules, which are as follows:

  • Setting Goals;
  • Needs and Wants;
  • Credit Basics;
  • Managing Credit;
  • Investing in Undergraduate Education;
  • Spending Plans;
  • Monitoring Spending;
  • Solving Debt Problems; and
  • Savings and Investing

You may access the above mentioned modules by visiting the following site: My TG .  In order to track the number of students, parents, and alumni using this online service you must include the access code for your group.  Use the following access codes:

  • Sophomore – CUCAUSOPHOM1
  • Junior – CUCAUJUNIOR1
  • Senior – CUCAUSENIOR1
  • Graduate - CGCAUGRADUAT
  • Alumni – CGCAUALUMNI1
  • Parents – CUCAUPARENT1

Clark Atlanta University has partnered with American Student Assistance (a nonprofit organization that delivers quality delinquency prevention services and BC's prior guarantee agency for all Federal student loans) to create a free debt management and financial education program for current Clark Atlanta University students, alumni, family members, staff, and faculty.

Register TODAY for Your Free $ALT Account at

Websites– Students     

Websites - Parents

Magazines– Parents/Students

  • Money Magazine
  • Forbes Magazine
  • Fortune Magazine
  • Inc. Magazine

Helpful Calculators

Smartphone Apps

Are you in need for assistance outside of business hours?

Receive access to our Salt Counselors via Social Media.  In addition to receiving support via phone, email and chat, students and alumni can now contact counselors via Twitter and Facebook.  Using the hashtag #AskSaltmoney students and alumni can tweet us their questions or they can send us a message via Facebook Messenger.  We’ll typically respond to any inquiries within a few hours after the message is received. 

Have questions about managing your loans?

Call loan support at 877.523.9473 or email

Need help with your membership or using the website?

Call member support at 855-469-2724 or email

Operation Hours and Location

Office of Financial Literacy

Wright-Young Hall Office 115 & 116

Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm