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Everfy-Buttonwood Financial Literacy Training

Everfy-Buttonwood Financial Literacy Training

The Alcorn State University Gold Card Office has implemented a Financial Awareness and Literacy Training Program, sponsored by
Everfy-Buttonwood. The purpose of this program is ensure financial literacy in students, as well as employees. We find that the use of the
Everfy-Buttonwood Financial Literacy Training will help to solidify a financially stable future. You may access the training at the following link:

How it Works

Buttonwood Directions 

Alcorn State University has adopted Buttonwood, an online financial literacy course designed to give you a better understanding of your personal finances and the student loan process. The course is included in the University Life and Survival Skills courses.  Buttonwood will empower you to make well-informed decisions about your finances and loan management responsibilities before you make the types of decisions that could have consequences for years to come.   

We recommend you play the highly adaptive and interactive life simulation called Buttonwood Life. In Buttonwood Life, you will strive to create a healthy, smart, and well-rounded lifestyle for your virtual self.

To take the course, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities.  If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any publicly available computer with Internet access. Please see the information below to get started.

How do I achieve Level One Certification and how long will it take? 

There are two sections that must be completed in order to receive your Level One Certificate.

  • Part 1 will take approximately 2 hours and is comprised of 4 modules of content, surveys and various knowledge assessments. Part 1 ends with a final exam in which you must receive a 70% or higher to pass.
  • Fourteen to sixteen days after you complete Part 1, you will receive an email asking you to complete Part 2. This section consists of the final survey and will take about 15 minutes - after which you will receive your Level One Certification.

 When will I take Buttonwood & how do I log in? 

  • The course opens on ____________; 
  • To register, go to: <campus-specific Buttonwood URL> 
  • The deadline for completing Part 1 is: _________ 
  • About 14 - 16 days after you complete Part 1, you will receive an email asking you to complete Part 2. The deadline to complete Part 2 is: __________ 

Are my responses in Buttonwood confidential? 

The course includes three surveys that measure students’ financial-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential; the University will only receive information about the student body as whole and will never see individual students’ answers.

A peer mentoring team is available to assist students with the course.  Please contact the Nettie J. Boyd Academic Support Center for assistance at 601.877.6226.

Thank you, and enjoy the course!