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Offer Making Money Work at Your High School

Find out how to offer Making Money Work at your high school and help your students start smart.

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For more information, email dualcredit@cnm.edu or call (505) 224-3352.

Any interested, qualified high school teacher, administrator or counselor can facilitate BFIN 1110: Personal Financial Planning for College Students, an online, dual credit financial literacy course at their high school, and help New Mexico’s students graduate on the right foot.

You will work directly with a CNM instructor to teach students real-life skills that will enable them to make informed financial decisions as they move on to college.

Program Highlights

  • $500 compensation for all participating high school facilitators
  • Up to $750 classroom enhancement grant
  • No textbook is required
  • No prerequisites or Accuplacer scores required
  • Students earn elective credit in high school and college credit at CNM
  • Students meet the state graduation requirement

Facilitator Duties

  • Work with students for three hours each week during the 12-week term in a computer lab
  • Oversee student admissions and enrollment process
  • Ensure students follow weekly assignment deadlines
  • Communicate with CNM instructor to provide support to students

What Students Learn

  • Career exploration and paying for college
  • Setting goals and budgeting
  • Paycheck deductions
  • Checking and saving accounts
  • Smart financing and establishing credit
  • Personal Income Taxes
  • Dangers of predatory lending
  • Retirement planning, life insurance and investments

MMW Facilitator Application

Classroom Enhancement Grant

Making Money Work (MMW) BFIN 1110 allows for qualifying high school facilitators to apply for a $250-$750 Classroom Enhancement grant. Schools that apply for the grant must complete a service learning project.

The grant funds are to be used to enhance the classroom experience and curriculum and strictly for the benefit of the BFIN 1110 students. Some examples include: equipment for the class, gift cards for high-performing students and field trips to colleges/universities, banks and credit unions. 

The project will not be a graded assignment. A service learning reflection paper is due at the end of the term.

Please be aware that we have limited funds and for best consideration, you should submit the application by the deadline.

  • Fall 2021 Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Reflection Paper Due: December 10, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Application Deadline: March 4, 2022
  • Spring 2022 Reflection Paper Due: May 6, 2022

Classroom Enhancement Grant Application

Classroom Enhancement Grant Reflection Questions