MSS Lawton grant recipients:

MSS Lawton recipients are REQUIRED to complete a financial literacy component through the UW-Stout CashCourse as part of the Lawton requirements. 


CashCourse is a free, nonprofit money management website that can provide answers and resources to better help students manage money in college.  Some popular resources includes an interactive budget wizard, finding scholarships, saving money in college, student loan repayment options, costs of studying abroad, financial planning, and many more!

Visit the CashCourse website for more information!

Spring 2016 Lawton grant requirement:

There are 2 parts to the Financial Literacy component.  MSS Lawton recipients are required to complete both the "Budgeting Basics" quiz and the "Monthly Budget" worksheet.

Email Kalvin Yang at if you have any questions.

"Budgeting Basics" – Quiz

1)  Log onto

2)  First time Users: Register for a free account using your Stout email
 Returning Users: Click "Log in" to continue

3)  Take the "Budgeting Basics" quiz on

4)  There is a "pre-test" and a "post-test" to the quiz.  You MUST score an 80% (8 out of 10) or higher on the post-test.  

5)  Once you complete your quiz, your score will be sent to your email.  You MUST forward your score of an 80% or better to Kalvin Yang at

Quiz:  HERE


You MUST retake the quiz if you do NOT score an 80%, (8 out of 10) , or higher on the post-test. 

"Budget Worksheet"

Download and complete the Budget Worksheet

Keep track of your spending for a month and record them onto your budget worksheet.  This worksheet will help you better understand where you're spending your money.  Once you understand where your money is going, it should help you differentiate your needs from your wants.  Ultimately, if your income is higher than your expenses, then you're in good shape!  However, if your income is lower than your expenses, then you may need to start thinking about your spending habits.  Be ready to talk about your budget worksheet at your one on one meeting.


Email your Budget Worksheet to Kalvin Yang at when you have completed it.