Life Skills

Financial literacy is essential to student success both in and out of the classroom.

Missouri Valley College is focused on providing the best resources to our students and have therefore partnered with USA Funds to offer free Life Skills lessons to all our students. These lessons provide guidance to students in how to manage their time and money wisely while on campus and after graduation.

What is Life Skills*?

The Life Skills program is a web based, self-directed financial literacy program that provides students with financial information, tips, and skills necessary to be financially successful. The interactive format helps students connect with realistic content that relates to their everyday experiences to help them understand and take control of their debt.

Life Skills lessons are required for any student currently on financial aid probation as part of their probationary contract. Students currently on financial aid warning or financial aid suspension are highly encouraged to complete the Life Skills lessons as well. Any student is welcome to complete any lesson.

Before beginning the Life Skills session, write down the following codes:

  • School Code: 00248900
  • Student Access Code: 00248900-01

Instructions

For detailed instructions on how to access Life Skills, click here.

  1. Visit www.lifeskills.org to access the Life Skills web site.
  2. Create a Life Skills username and password by clicking on ‘Request a new account’. We suggest using your moval.edu email as your username.
  3. Access the lessons by clicking on ‘My Catalog’.
  4. Click on the lesson you want to complete and select the ‘Enroll’ button. If you are completing mandatory lessons, make sure you select the correct modules. The required lessons were indicated in the email you received and are also listed below.

    Lessons can be completed in any order. If you are unable to complete a lesson in one visit, you can return to it at any time and continue where you left off. Click the name of the lesson under “My Learning” on your Home page to return to the in-progress lesson.

  5. Click “Next” to advance through the lesson.
  6. Complete the Lesson Challenge quiz at the end of the lesson. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass the lesson and have the lesson recorded as completed.

Students on Financial Aid Probation:

You must complete (with a grade of 70% or higher) at least 3 of the 6 lessons listed.

  • 104 What If I Have Trouble Repaying My Student Loans?
  • 105 How Do I Manage My Student Loans While I’m in School?
  • 201 How Do I Achieve My Goals?
  • 202 What Do I Need to Know Before I Select a Program of Study?
  • 204 How Do I Manage My School Life?
  • 205 How Do I Manage My Personal Life While I Am in School?

Students on Financial Aid Warning or Suspension

It is highly encouraged that you complete (with a grade of 70% of higher) at least 3 of the 6 lessons listed.

  • 104 What If I Have Trouble Repaying My Student Loans?
  • 105 How Do I Manage My Student Loans While I’m in School?
  • 201 How Do I Achieve My Goals?
  • 202 What Do I Need to Know Before I Select a Program of Study?
  • 204 How Do I Manage My School Life?
  • 205 How Do I Manage My Personal Life While I Am in School?

*Life Skills is supported in partnership with USA Funds. To view complete instructions on how to log on to USA Funds Life Skills click here.