It's quite simple, really!

Register as a teacher.

Once you have registered as a teacher, you can begin to create student teams of three to four students per team. Select the appropriate division - high school or middle school. After creating your teams, you can download unique access codes for each student. Distribute these access codes to your students when they are ready to take the Challenge.

Once competition begins, students can enter the Finance Challenge ONLINE website and complete a 30-question, rapid-fire exam consisting of categories on Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Saving, Using Credit, Financial Investing, and Protecting and Insuring. Each student will be given 35 minutes.

Each student is to complete the challenge as an individual; students do not work as a group. Students may not utilize any outside materials or testing aids (i.e. calculators) during their challenge session. The teacher/advisor is not to help the students by guiding them or re-phrasing a question.

Scoring: the sum of the top three individual scores on each team make up the team score. If the team consists of four students, the lowest score will be dropped. Students are awarded 10 points for each correct answer. The highest individual score possible is 300. The highest team score possible is 900.

 After students have tested teachers may log back in to obtain individual student scores and team scores.  

Winners will be notified once the Challenge window has closed.  Participating teachers will receive a team ranking notification via email for each team completing the exam. 

The top five teams in each region (Lincoln, Omaha, Western Nebraska) will be invited to compete in the regional competition.  The regional competition occurs only after the Spring online competition.  The fall online competition occurs online only.