North Central College: Working toward a stronger financial future -  Positively Naperville

Tax season is here, and I’m reminded yet again of the added anxiety this season can produce in our lives. That’s why I’m so proud that North Central plays a role in preparing students, alumni, and members of the public to navigate these challenges.

Consider the College’s Center for Financial Literacy, which impacts our students and the community. All of our students, regardless of major, benefit from resources provided by the Center on budgeting, saving, and retirement planning. The Center also provides free courses about credit scores and how to pay for college to high school students, and free merit badge programs on entrepreneurship to local Girl and Boy Scout troops.

The public has access to free personal finance offerings provided by the Center through its partnerships with the and other local nonprofit groups. I invite you to learn more about these programs on our website, . Just type “” in the search bar.

In our Bloomberg Finance Lab, students learn about economic theory, currencies, stocks and bonds, and more as they use the technology that Wall Street professionals depend on every day. If they wish, students can become “Bloomberg certified.” If you know a high school student who is interested in a finance or investment career, they can contact our Office of Admissions to set up a tour and “test run” of the lab.

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