A Comprehensive Program Designed for Impact

finEDge is a one-semester, research-based financial education program for high schoolers. Created by experts at the University of Chicago, the program's content and pedagogical approach are based on learning science, behavioral change research, and the latest information on effective design of formal and informal financial education experiences. The goal is that finEDge students leave the program with an integrated, self-reinforcing foundation of productive financial decision-making skills, attitudes, and knowledge.

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Robust Teacher Materials

Teacher's Guide

The backbone of finEDge is the Teacher's Guide, designed to provide teachers with easy-to-use lessons organized by module. Lessons include teacher notes, differentiation suggestions, and assessment tips.

Teacher's Guide

Teacher Handouts

The Teacher Handouts contains reproducible lesson resources, including optional differentiation activities and assessments.


Posters are provided for reference during lessons and to further enable students to internalize the frameworks woven throughout the program.

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Cutting Edge Tools
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Student Workbook

Student Workbook

The Student Workbook is a student resource containing learning activities, informational text, and homework assignments. Additionally, the Student Workbook contains the elements of each module’s cumulative project, including assignment sheets, rubrics, and graphic organizers.

Digital Materials

finEDge offers a suite of digital materials to support classroom experiences and enhance instruction. These materials include a digital version of the program, digital tools, and lesson slide decks.


Modules at a Glance

Module 0
Financial Decision-Making in Context
Module 1
Saving & Spending
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Managing Risk
Module 6
Financing Post-Secondary Education