Personal Finance Challenge timeline

Illinois Personal Finance Challenge

Personal Finance Challenge timeline


Middle School:

January 4, 2016

IPFC registration opens 

February 15, 2016

Initial IPFC online registration closes 

April 7-20, 2016

IPFC online competition is held, with students testing under the guidelines established

April 25, 2016

Winners announced! 


High School:

January 4, 2016

IPFC registration opens 

February 15, 2016

Initial IPFC online registration closes 

February 27, 2016

Teacher & student registration forms due in Econ Illinois office via email or mail

March 7-18, 2016

IPFC online competition is held, with students testing under the guidelines established

March 22, 2016

Online winners announced: These teams compete in the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge state championship in Chicago

March 28, 2016

Deadline for teachers to submit confirmation of student teams (including any reconstituted team members) attending the State Finals

April 26, 2016

The Personal Finance Challenge State Finals for ten finalist teams held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

May 6, 2016

The National Personal Finance Challenge competition will be held in Kansas City, MO for all first place teams from participating states

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The Illinois Personal Finance Challenge (IPFC) is a program of Econ Illinois receiving support from BMO Harris with in-kind support provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. IPFC is endorsed by Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs and the STEM Finance Learning Exchange.