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How it Works

It's easier than you might think! View the Rules and FAQ document for the Personal Finance Challenge (IFPC).

Go to the Teacher Registration tab located on the left side of this page (available January 1-February 15) and register online. Be sure to fill in all fields.

Download and complete the Team Coach Registration Form. Each student participating in the Personal Finance Challenge must also complete the Student Registration Form.

Click on the map to determine which of five regions within Illinois that represents where your school is located. Print this color coded map out for future reference. Teachers are expected to register according to their schools' geographical region.

After all forms have been submitted and approved, you will receive confirmation of your students' participation in the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge.

Student teams may be created once a teacher's registration is approved. Teams consist of 4 students per team. There is no limit to the number of student teams a teacher may engage in the competition. There are no participation fees for the IPFC competition.

A registered teacher will be assigned unique access codes for each participating student. The individual codes may be shared with your students just prior to their individually taking the ONLINE! Challenge.

The team score consists of the sum of the top three individual scores.  Individual tests are scored based on:

  • +10 points for each correct answer
  • -5 points for each incorrect answer
  • 0 points for each question left unanswered

Teams qualifying for the State Finals are notified in early April.

The state competition takes place in April. The state champions qualify to compete in the National Personal Finance Challenge in May.

Teams qualifying for the State Finals are notified in early April. Information on the State Finals competition rules and format will be provided here.

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