Financial Literacy

When you’re a student, it can feel like money is always tight. You’ve got bills, rent, and tuition to pay, and you want to have enough money for fun, too.   This may be the first time you’re now responsible for paying your own bills and stretching your financial aid funds to last the entire semester – all while focusing on your academic success and goal of attaining your degree.

So how can you get on the right path to a great financial future, while making your money count today? 

Create a Budget

Establish a reasonable budget using the budgeting wizard available through iGrad which is a real life money guide specifically for college students. Creating, and sticking to, a budget and establishing awareness of your finances will help you develop lifelong money management skills. Start now for a successful financial future!

Get a Part-Time Job that Doesn’t Stress you Out

Having a part-time job is a great way to gain valuable work experience, build connections, and earn extra income to help with your expenses. Look for a job on campus or near campus that is supportive and understanding of your life and responsibilities as a college student.

Use Available Resources to Help Reduce Expenses or Ensure Your Well-Being

Cal Poly Pomona Broncos Care Program offers great money saving food resources such as CalFresh application assistance and the Poly Pantry, as well as resources for Short-Term Housing & Meal Assistance for those experiencing housing instability or food insecurity.

Get on the Road to Financial Wellness with iGrad

Cal Poly Pomona is excited to announce that we have partnered with iGrad to provide a comprehensive online financial literacy tool, available to all Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty, and staff.

iGrad begins with asking you to create a profile. Once your profile is created, you will have access to a personalized dashboard containing resources that will enable you to improve your money management, career, and student loan knowledge and skills. With recommended video tips, quick financial lessons, budgeting tools and more, you will be well equipped to ensure your successful financial well-being in college and beyond.

Getting Started with iGrad is Easy...

If you have a Bronco ID, to begin using iGrad you can:

Log into iGrad using Single Sign-on

  1. Enter your BroncoName & Password
  2. Next, click ‘Login’
  3. Once you log in, you’ll be prompted to take the Financial Wellness Checkup.  Your responses will help in creating your personalized content.

Don’t have a Bronco ID?  Visit and sign up for a free account using your email address.   Once you log in to your account, you’ll be prompted to take the Financial Wellness Checkup.  Your responses will help in creating your personalized content.

Log on to iGrad now!

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