to the Iowa Finance Challenge for Middle School and High School Students!

The Iowa Finance Challenge is a FREE financial literacy competition available for middle and high school students. This competition will includes 30 questions which test students knowledge on income and money management, spending & credit, and saving & investing.

  • February 1 to April 1, 2022 Competition - Top 4 teams in each region will be invited to the State Finals.
  • April 22, 2022 - State Competition will be help in Des Moines in-person.
  • May 9 - May 12, 2022 - National Semi-Finals Competition 
  • May 16 - May 22, 2022 - Virtual Case Study Round
  • June 4 - 6, 2022 - In-Person National Finals
  • For more information, please go to:

Join hundreds of high school and middle school students across the state in this great academic competition.

  • Teachers - Register today and start creating your student teams.
  • Students - Study hard! The Finance Challenge will test you and your knowledge of personal finance.

Student Prizes

Prizes will be awarded in each Region

High School:

  • First place team members each receive $25 cash
  • Second place team members each receive $15 cash

Middle School:

  • First place team members each receive $25 cash
  • Second place team members each receive $15 cash

Teacher Prize

  • For each registered team that completes the challenge, you will be entered into a drawing for one $100 cash prize.

Every high school student, middle school student and teacher in Iowa is invited to compete in the Finance Challenge. Teachers can create as many student teams as they'd like and the Jump$tart Iowa Coalition will pay all registration and participation fees.

Good luck to all our student competitors. The Finance Challenge is a great way to flex your intellectual muscles and participate with students from across Iowa in an exciting and fun competition.

Contact us if you need information or assistance.