GeoCache for College Cash



Quick Facts

Target: College Students

Management level: Low

Registration closes: February 28, 2020

Posters ship: Week of March 16, 2020

Open for play: March 30 - May 2, 2020

Cash prizes: $500

Twenty-first century scavenger hunts are digital. Money Smart GeoCache for College Cash contest is an exciting and interactive social activity held during the month of April that is designed to spark dialogue among college students about financial decision-making.
It's this easy: Host an event where students read 7 personal finance posters, scan a QR code on their smartphone, and answer 7 quiz questions to test their new personal finance wiz! There is a national $500 prize offered to one lucky participant.

The GeoCache Contest will be open for play from Monday, March 30 – Saturday, May 2, 2020. Winners will be announced during the week of May 4, 2020.

Want to host a GeoCache for College Cash event? Click the 'Host a GeoCache Event' button to go directly to the sign-up form. 

Follow the links to register or login for step by step instructions on how to run the program.


Money Smart GeoCache for College Cash requires minimal resources and time commitment for the partner yet offers a highly visible, fun event easily replicated on college campuses to target 18-24 year olds. Here are a few additional perks:

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago arranges the quiz posters and data functionality at no cost.
  • This is an effective activity for campus staff to impart financial skills to students.
  • The event can be customized for each campus and by student demographics.
  • All you need to do is connect with a campus staff member who will run Money Smart GeoCache for College Cash.