Financial literacy program aimed at Neb. schools

Online financial literacy program made available to Nebraska high school students, parents

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A new program will offer an online education in financial literacy to Nebraska high school students and parents.

State Treasurer Don Stenberg on Thursday unveiled the new initiative, which will be available this fall. The program is being offered through an agreement with EverFi, Inc., an educational technology company based in Washington, D.C.

The coursework addresses a range of financial topics, including credit cards, credit scores, insurance, mortgages, savings, student loans and taxes.

Bonnie Sibert of the Nebraska Department of Education says the animated, interactive programs will add a new twist to existing financial literacy programs in schools.

The initiative is sponsored by the Nebraska State Educational Savings Trust, the state's college savings program.