For years, the Center for Student Credit Card Education, Inc. (CSCCE) has offered a free credit card literacy program, "The ABCs of Credit Card Finance," consisting of a student primer, Trainer's Guide and PowerPoint Presentation. The program has a target audience of high school juniors, seniors and college freshmen and teaches students how to wisely choose and responsibly use a credit card. By learning about credit through a structured curriculum, students don’t have to resort to trial-and-error learning on such an important topic. Since its inception in 2002, the program has been updated yearly to stay current with the credit card industry.
The curriculum is available in two formats. The traditional program, including the student primer, Trainer's Guide and PowerPoint Presentation are available for teachers to download. The program has also been converted to one that is animated and interactive, that can be taken independently by students online. Students will log on to take the online program and upon completion of the 25 question final exam, their teacher will be advised by email of the student’s name and test score. There is no charge for either format.