Press Release Inceptia Partners with Lone Star AmeriCorps College Knowledge Corps Texas Students to Benefit from Free Online Financial Literacy Program Lincoln, Neb. (January 9, 2018) – Inceptia, a division of NSLP, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Lone Star College Knowledge Corps, an AmeriCorps program, to further the financial literacy of Texas high school students. Inceptia’s online financial education program, Financial Avenue, will combine with College Knowledge Corps’ current programming and outreach efforts to better equip these students for a lifetime of financial capability. Financial Avenue offers engaging, interactive online courses specially designed to align with the learning needs of today’s tech-savvy students. Through learning objectives aligned with the financial education core competencies established by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Literacy and Education Commission, students will gain knowledge of key personal finance concepts from budgeting and investing to debt and repayment, and come away from each course with a customized action plan to translate concepts into behaviors. Courses like “Psychology of Money” also guide students toward an understanding of their personal relationship with money, so they can alter habits to become more financially healthy and aware. The mission of College Knowledge Corps is to partner 2nd and 3rd year college students with high school or 1st year students to build skills for a positive college experience. By sharing their knowledge and experience with mentees, the members of College Knowledge Corps reinforce their own knowledge of these skills, continuing their own growth and creating a win-win scenario for all students. With this partnership, both organizations seek to empower Texas high schoolers with the critical knowledge to navigate the financial choices associated with college and beyond. “With Financial Avenue, Inceptia’s mission has always been to educate and support student financial success, and help build solid futures,” remarked Randy Heesacker, president and CEO of Inceptia. "Our partnership with the College Knowledge Corps gives us an exciting opportunity to connect with high school students and offer them valuable financial literacy resources they may not receive anywhere else. Together, we can put them on track to financial success early on." "We are very excited to partner with Inceptia to provide Financial Avenue to complement the financial education outreach already being conducted through our program. This online curriculum provides a solid foundation in all the need-to-know financial topics that students face now and into the future," said Keelie Barrow, program manager for Lone Star AmeriCorps College Knowledge Corps. For more information, please visit www.financialavenue.org. ABOUT AMERICORPS COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE CORPS The College Knowledge Corps is a program funded by AmeriCorps. Through this program, 2nd and 3rd year college students, already successful in navigating the complexities of high school and college processes, can become AmeriCorps members and mentor high school or 1st year college students in skills that help them to have a positive college experience. Ultimately, as our members mentor others, their own knowledge of these skills will be reinforced, allowing the members to continue to the next step of their own education. ABOUT INCEPTIA Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in financial aid management, default prevention, and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Since 1986, we have helped more than two million students at 5,500 schools reach their higher education dreams. Each year, we help more than 160,000 students learn how to pay for college, borrow wisely, resolve their delinquency issues, and repay their student loan obligations. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time focusing on students. ABOUT LONE STAR COLLEGE Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest- growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.