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Economics and Personal Finance

Economics and Personal Finance


The mission of the Center for Financial Responsibility (CFR) has a broad mission in terms of financial literacy and many objectives to assist in increasing financial literacy as well as providing community outreach to the citizens of central and southern Virginia. One of the primary objectives which offers significant opportunity is the partnership with Virginia High Schools to provide the state mandated economics and personal finance course.

FINA150 – Economics and Personal Finance is an online dual enrollment course which satisfies the Virginia Department of Education (SOL 6120), online, and certification requirements as well as provides college credit.  With successful completion of the course, all students will earn 3 college credits which should transfer to any college/university.  To our knowledge, we do not know of any college that has refused to accept the course.

FINA150 is offered in Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.  Registration for Fall 2020 July 13 – August 14. 

  • Course requirements;
    • Students must have a computer with both audio and video capability.
    • Students in grades 10 or less must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  This requirement does not apply to 11/12th graders.
    • Textbook (“Personal Finance: Turning Money into Wealth” 7th edition, Arthur Keown)
    • Financial calculator (Texas Instrument BAII Plus recommended (NO cell phone apps allowed)
  • Tuition: $415
    • Due upon receipt of invoice. Instructions can be found HERE.  Students transcripts/grades will not be made available until payment is received.
  • Parent/guardian agreement – All parents/guardians must sign an agreement stating that they realize this is a university class and students are expected to perform at a university level and exhibit adult behavior as well as guaranteeing payment for the course.
  • Students enrolled in the course will be considered Longwood students and will receive college credit. All policies and procedures of Longwood University will apply to students. The student (not parents/guardians) must use only their Longwood email account when communicating with their professor(s).

*All students will earn 3 college credits which should transfer to any college/university. 


Overview of Economics and Personal Finance dual enrollment course
(NOTE: Dates are based on summer program, however other content material is applicable).

Power Points for Economics and Personal Finance Summer Course

Important dates for of Economics and Personal Finance


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