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Protect Your Money - Know Before You Enroll

DCA, in partnership with the NYC Office of Human Capital Development (OHCD), formerly Mayor’s Office of Adult Education, launched Protect Your Money ads with the message “Know Before You Enroll.” Ads highlight abuses at proprietary schools and for-profit colleges and alert New Yorkers to free and low-cost alternatives, among them education and training opportunities and financial education.

Get free help with school debt
Know Before You Enroll
Read Garvin’s story (En español)
Check out a school first
Know Before You Enroll
Read Nicolle’s story  
Avoid unlicensed schools
Know Before You Enroll
Read Paula’s story 
Free and low-cost education and training options are available
Know Before You Enroll
Read Samuel’s story

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Find a free or low-cost adult education or training program 
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Protect Your Money:
YOU CAN TACKLE YOUR DEBT
Campaign ads empower New Yorkers to schedule an appointment at a FREE Financial Empowerment Center to take control of their finances.
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  Protect Your Money: How Can Consumer Affairs Help You Today?
Campaign ads feature real staff advising businesses and consumers about essential DCA services.
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Protect Your Money 2011
2011 Protect Your Money campaign ads alerted New Yorkers to predatory services and scams and promoted the City’s safe, free help.
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   Protect Your Money
Launched in 2010, the Protect Your Money public awareness campaign encourages New Yorkers to take advantage of City services to take control of their own financial future.
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