Personal Finance Challenge timeline

Illinois Personal Finance Challenge

Personal Finance Challenge timeline

January 6

IPFC registration opens

February 20

Initial IPFC online registration closes

February 27

Teacher & Student Registration forms due in Econ Illinois office via email or mail

March 12-19

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

March 20

Online winners announced; these teams compete in the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge state championship in Chicago.

April 3

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

April 21

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

May 22

The National Personal Finance Challenge competition held for all first place teams from participating states.


The 2015 Personal Finance Challenge (PFC) is a program of Econ Illinois receiving support from BMO Harris with in-kind support provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. PFC is endorsed by Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs.