Financial Learning Center for Adults
The TCF Financial Learning Center is a free, online financial education program that helps adults manage their money more effectively, make decisions that strengthen their financial future, and gain confidence in their financial knowledge. The program includes eight courses: savings and investments, mortgages, overdraft, payment types and credit cards, credit scores and reports, identity protection, insurance and taxes, and financing higher education.
TCF Bank is sponsoring financial education programs developed by EverFi, an unaffiliated third party. TCF Bank is not responsible for the content of the financial education programs.
Financial Scholars Program for Teens
The TCF Financial Scholars Program is a teacher-led curriculum that includes six to eight hours of classroom instruction combined with an interactive online learning platform for high school students.
The curriculum simplifies complex financial concepts and engages today's digitally savvy teens through videos, animations, gamification and social networking.
TCF sponsors the Financial Scholars Program to make it available to schools at no cost, many of which are mandated to teach financial education but lack the funding for a qualified curriculum. In two years, TCF reached more than 500 high schools and 50,000 students.
To bring the TCF Financial Scholars Program to your school, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholars in the classroomMore than 46,000 students at 400 schools in the communities we serve participate in the TCF Financial Scholars Program. Watch how we're helping them make smarter financial decisions.
Financial Education AwardDuring National Financial Literacy Month, TCF accepted an Innovation in Financial Education Award at Nasdaq in New York. TCF was recognized for its work to deliver a free and engaging financial education program focused on improving the capability of young Americans.
One Summer ChicagoTCF brings financial education to 6,500 teens participating in One Summer Chicago, a summer employment program provided by civic organizations, nonprofits and corporations.
Quotes from students
"The Financial Higher Education module was so relevant for me because I am so determined to go to college. A big part of the challenge will be not just getting in, but paying for it all. Now I know that planning will be more than just filling out a FAFSA. I know all about different types of student loans and I understand how I can plan to pay them off responsibly." ~ Mia P., student
"I started the course thinking that I already had a good grasp on it. Then, once I dove in, I realized I didn't really know anything. Being able to have the separate modules really helped me understand what was going on and what I needed to do. Not just the concepts of it, but how I can apply those skills to my life and what I'm actually going to be doing in the future." ~ Robin A., student
"I feel lucky to have a program like this because I'm learning how to be responsible. I'm being given an opportunity that my parents didn't get." ~ Taylor L., student
Quotes from teachers
"The TCF Financial Scholars Program empowers young people to make more informed financial decisions as they manage money today and prepare for the future. Whether it's their first paycheck or attending college, this financial education prepares them to be strong contributors to society." ~ Michelle N., teacher
"One of the nice things about the TCF Financial Scholars Program is how it fit in really well with my U.S. History class on the Great Depression unit. We talked about the banking crisis in late 20s early 30s and students were able to make a connection to the mortgage crisis. This is important financial knowledge for students." ~ Jennie H., teacher
"The TCF Bank Financial Scholars Program is one of the most beneficial classes students can take in high school. This prepares students to be successful and have positive experiences dealing with their finances." ~ Dan C., teacher