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Department of Financial Institutions Partners with Center for Student Credit Card Education, Inc. to offer free credit card literacy program for high school seniors

Jan 5, 2005

San Francisco – The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) today announced it’s partnership with the Center for Student Credit Card Education, Inc. (CSCCE) to offer free credit card literacy program for high school seniors.

The Center for Student Credit Card Education, Inc. is offering a free credit card literacy program for California high school seniors to teach students how to wisely choose and responsibly use a credit card before going on to college or out into the workforce. This is made possible through a non-commercial sponsorship of the program by Citibank.

FYI, over 100,000 college, university and high school students have successfully received this training. By participating in the program, teachers will help students develop the skills necessary to build a positive credit history that will serve them today and for years to come.

The curriculum includes:

A primer, The ABCs of Credit Card Finance – Essential Facts for Students. One primer is provided for each participating student.

A Trainer’s Guide and a PowerPoint Presentation to facilitate teaching the material, which takes approximately one hour of instruction time. Since most students will not self-educate on this topic, it is a requirement of the program that this material be presented by an instructor.