Understanding the how, why, and when of managing your money is a skill set that will be with you the rest of your life.  If you have not developed the mindset that you control your finances, then NOW is the time!

Financial Literacy for You at East Central University (FLY@ECU) will introduce you to resources that will help you set long-term and short-term goals, build a budget to help you reach those goals, and plan for your future.  Now is the time to bring the topic of finances out of the dark and into the light! 

Everything you do revolves around money - the more you know about how to be successful at managing your money, the less stress you will experience.  By learning, understanding, and adopting a few important principles about money management, you will be on your way to thriving financially instead of just barely getting by. 

If you could choose, wouldn’t you want to be financially successful?  Make the choice to start developing good financial habits now, and when you begin your career, you will have the skills needed to reach your life goals.

Fly in tandem with CashCourse!

East Central University is here to offer support and guidance as you develop your financial literacy and has has adopted an online course, CashCourse, that will better equip you to manage your money.  This course, available through the Higher Education Wellness Alliance (HEFWA), is sponsored by the NASNTI Program and thus offered free of charge to East Central University students.

Are you an ECU student?. 

To begin, create an account at CashCourse with your ECU email.  If you are not a student at ECU, you should use your personal email to set up an account.  If you will be using CashCourse through an ECU course, for example, Tiger Connect (formerly Freshman Seminar), then a course has already been designed for you and will be listed under  “My Assignments” under your instructor.  If you are working independently through topics that you choose, then your results will be reported under “My Activity”, “Self-Study”.  There are many resources on the Fly@ECU website you should explore in addition to the CashCourse modules. 

Knowledge is power, and we hope your takeaway from this program is confidence and optimism as you build your financial literacy!     






Welcome to FLY@ ECU!   You are cleared for take-off!

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

— Nelson Mandela


“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, but it will also improve the lives of those around you.”

 — Robin Sharma


“Money, like emotions, is something you must control to keep your life on track.”

 — Natasha Munson


"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."

— Eleanor Roosevelt


“The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.”

— T.T. Munger