Resources for Parents & Students
Resources For Parents and Students in Wisconsin and Minnesota
There are simple ways to teach your child about money, and help them become financially successful adults. Along with online tools, such as WESTconsin’s age-appropriate activities, games and articles for students, there are steps you can implement in your everyday lives to help kids learn about the value of saving, spending money wisely and keeping their personal information safe.
Visit our student loan page to begin planning your child's future education.
WESTconsin Credit Union is a proud partner to our local school districts, providing free financial literacy materials for students of all ages.
Elementary & Middle School Students
Young minds are just beginning to learn about money and modeling responsible behavior is one important aspect.
WESTconsin Credit Union supports programs and tools that offer fun, interactive practices that build upon the concept of saving. WESTconsin’s Googolplex program has age-appropriate materials, available in print and online through our website. Produced by the National Theater for Children, Mad About Money is a live presentation that engages and entertains middle school students while teaching practical financial lessons.
High School Students
Seeking to purchase your first car? Thinking about how to pay for college? Wondering about whether or not to accept credit card offers? Your financial decisions as a young adult can quickly become overwhelming. Establishing a solid understanding of good money management and budgeting through hands-on learning and practice will help you get a good start. WESTconsin Credit Union offers many resources to assist you as you become more independent.
- Complimentary classroom sets of the highly-rated brass|MAGAZINE—written by and for young adults
- C-Note University—interactive activities, stories, calculators and blogs
- Community Volunteer Program—rewards youth volunteers for giving of themselves
- Scholarships—available throughout the area to members who are graduating seniors
- Student loans—to help finance higher education goals
We’re here to help you with your financial decisions in college, such as paying for school, managing your checking account and preparing yourself for life in the world of work. Feel free to use our online resources and know that any time you have a question about your finances our experienced, friendly staff is available to help you.