What is Financial Literacy?

Financial literacy is understanding how money works: how you make, manage, and invest your money wisely. Knowing the basics of managing your money will help you become self-sufficient and achieve financial stability.


Mission Statement:

The goal of FLY@ECU is to provide East Central University students with the information and tools to become financially savvy and successful.


Test your knowledge of money matters...and win $ !!!

Every month you can play the Kahoot! challenge as many times as you would like.  Just click on the image below and play along!   The top 3 winners with the fastest times will win a gift card!  First place - $30, second place - $20, and third place - $15.  The first question will request you enter your six-digit ECU student id number so we will know how to reach you if you are a winner, but everyone else will only see your fictitious screen name.  Who doesn't like a challenge and free money! 

A big thank you to Ada area banks and credit unions that have sponsored the Kahoot! challenge this academic year.  Thank you for supporting financial literacy! 

The Kahoot! challenge is taking a break over the summer, but be ready to dive back in when the Fall Semester begins.  Enjoy your summer and if you have a chance, explore the FLY@ECU website - the more you know, the better prepared you will be to make sound financial decisions!



Kahoot game




Financial Literacy for You at East Central University (FLY@ECU), a program designed to emphasize the importance of developing life-long money management skills, was made possible by a grant from NASNTI, the Native American – Serving Nontribal Institutions program at East Central University.



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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

 Benjamin Franklin


“Unless you control your money, making more won't help.  You'll just have bigger payments."

 Dave Ramsey


“Money is only a tool.  It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver."

 Ayn Rand 


“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."

 Jim Rohn   


"When money realizes it is in good hands, it wants to stay and multiply in those hands."

 Idowu Koyenkikan