MIT, iGrad partner for financial literacy initiative

Adaptive platform aims to help students understand the financial requirements associated with higher education.

financial-literacyiGrad and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced plans to add iGrad’s financial literacy platform to MIT’s counseling resources for students.

The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) and the MIT Federal Credit Union plan to make the iGrad financial literacy platform available for free to all of the MIT community, including approximately 11,000 students and approximately 12,000 employees.

“Finances are a key aspect of graduate school, and graduate student debt and financial literacy is a topic of increasing discussion on the national stage,” says Dr. Christine Ortiz, Dean for Graduate Education. “The ODGE is committed to enhancing graduate student financial knowledge to support informed and effective decision-making regarding financial support, budgeting, and long-term planning. We feel that iGrad is a valuable tool to help make this happen.”

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Laura Ascione