College Dollars & Sense

College Dollars & Sense: Personal Finance for Life After High School

What happens at College Dollars & Sense? Learn more about exploring your future career, paying for college, debt, savings, and credit. Explore the University of Minnesota and visit a local company. Hear from guest speakers in a variety of fields. Breakfast, lunch, and bus passes and provided each day. Receive a certificate of completion from the University of Minnesota at the completion of the program.

Photos from the 2018 program are up on our Facebook page!

Are you excited by your future and want skills that will get you ready for your postsecondary career and financially ahead? If so, this is the program for you!

College Dollars & Sense is a great resume builder and participation is free! 

Who can attend?

Any student currently in grades 9-11 in the Twin Cities and first-ring suburbs.  Priority will be given to those who are first in their family to attend college, are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, or are students of color.

What are students saying?

"The instructors are super helpful, nice, cool, and very good at their jobs. I loved the college tours!"

"I learned that I can afford college and how I can pay for it because now I have more knowledge about it."

How to Apply

Applications for the 2020 program are open now!  Apply online via Google Form or download and print an application.  Applications are due April 24, 2020 and will be accepted until all spots are filled. 

Thank you to our 2020 College Dollars & Sense sponsors, including the Affinity Plus Foundation, The Minneapolis Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, and the College Readiness Consortium.