Financial Literacy

It is common for college students to have questions about managing their money in college. Understanding things like budgeting, using credit cards, managing debt and protecting their identities - called financial literacy - can help you in college and after graduation.

SUNY and Maritime College seek to empower students and build their financial literacy to enable them to make wise financial decisions.

SUNY has created a free service, SUNY Smart Track, to guide students and offer advice about developing their financial literacy.

What is SUNY Smart Track?

It's a free, interactive tool that offers services and resources to help students understand how to manage money and make financial decisions.

Sign up to take advantage of resources focused on:

  • Banking basics
  • Borrowing money
  • Budgeting
  • Contracts
  • Credit cards
  • Identity theft
  • Importance of savings
  • Investing in the future
  • Paying for college
  • Tackling debt
  • Taxes and you
  • Understanding a paycheck
  • Understanding insurance
  • Working in college
  • Your first job