Book Review: Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development

    Vol 42, No. 2, 2012, p. 60 

    By David R. Smedley

    Published in 2012, Dorothy B. Durband (Texas Tech University) and Sonya L. Britt (Kansas State University) present in their new edited volume, Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development, a wide range of perspectives on how to implement successful financial literacy programs on college campuses. This could not be a timelier book, particularly in light of recent statutory efforts to improve “program integrity” through additional consumer disclosures, along with the creation of college costs “watch lists” and “net price calculators.” Despite these national efforts, many students and families may still be unaware about the financial costs of postsecondary education, have limited resources on campus to help them learn about financial literacy, or be unaware of resources available to them from governments, community organizations, professional associations and guaranty agencies (Dodaro, 2011; Government Accountability Office, 2011; Hung, Mihaly & Young, 2010; Smedley, 2011, 2012).