Additional Financial Resources

Additional Financial Resources

Additional Financial Well-Being Resources

Helpful Financial Resources

College Debt

  • Paying off interest while in college (not compounding interest)
  • Avoiding unnecessary extra debt
  • Considering post bachelor’s debt (grad school, medical school or law school as well as certifications)
    • Ways to offset through assistantships or having company pay for continued education
  • Loan forgiveness working for public sector
  • Military benefits for education

Credit Card Debt

  • Should have a credit card to accumulate credit (for larger purchases after college)
  • Don’t spend more than you can afford (pay full amount off when due)
  • Get a card that has the highest level of return (points/cash/miles) with no fee

Income while in college (on and off campus jobs)

On Campus - Intentional learning outcomes/career readiness/employability opportunities

  • Work Study vs. Hourly
  • Flexible for college obligations (academic and clubs/orgs/activities)
  • Potential opportunity to work for higher education

Off Campus - higher potential hourly wage

  • Possibly less flexibility’
  • Possibly less intentional learning 
  • Potential opportunity to work for higher education

Daily habits impacting budget

  • Necessities/Must Haves vs. Wants/Desires/Unnecessary
  • Tracking spending habits
  • Food/Drinks
  • Alcohol/Tobacco
  • Entertainment
  • Grooming
  • Gifts (family, significant other, friends)
  • Toiletries
  • Housing & other expenses (gas, water, electric, internet/cable)
  • Technology (cell phone, computers/tablets)
  • Dues for associations or clubs 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Need based scholarships
  • Merit based scholarships
  • Emergency funding/scholarships
  • Financial Aid

Student financial tracking systems


On-Campus Resources

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Local Resources

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Additional Resources

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