Financial Resources

We’re here to help you learn how to make good choices along the way to safeguard your financial well-being in college and beyond. Here are some resources for you to consider.

Financial Aid/Student Loans

Federal Student Aid

At studentaid.ed.gov, you can learn how to prepare for college; read about the types of aid available from the government; find out who gets aid and how to stay eligible; learn how to submit your FAFSA and how aid is calculated, and how to manage your student loans.

National Student Loan Data System

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the US Department of Education's central database for student aid. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that students with Title IV aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

Financial Education

CashCourse

CashCourse offers several free courses to choose from, each aimed at increasing your financial savvy and awareness. After each course, you will be quizzed to confirm your grasp on the concepts pertaining to each course. 

MyMoney.gov

MyMoney.gov is a website dedicated to teaching the basics of financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you’ll find important information from more than 20 federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices.

TheBalance

Thebalance.com makes money personal by providing advice and how to guides on topics ranging from investing and debt management to finding a new job.

Personal Finance

Credit Karma

Credit Karma is one of the few sites on the internet where users can access their credit history for free, without needing to give your credit card information. Just be sure to decline the promotions offered before receiving your free score.

Bankrate

Bankrate is a leading aggregator of financial rate information, offering extensive rate data and financial content. This site provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), checking and ATM fees, home equity loans, and online banking fees.

Marketwatch

MarketWatch could be thought of as a “hub” of real-time financial information. When looking for websites that will improve financial literacy, this site should be at the top of your list.

Mint

See all your balances and transactions together, on the web or your phone. Mint automatically pulls all your financial information into one place, giving you a 360-degree view of your financial situation.

RetailMeNot

If you’re like most students, funds can often be scarce after paying for necessities (e.g. tuition, housing, and your meal plan). While unfortunately there isn’t a promo code for the aforementioned expenses, RetailMeNot contains a vast number of coupons for other resources such as late-night food, clothing, and entertainment.

Employment

Glassdoor

Glassdoor is a resource that is a must-have for job seekers, containing all of the information you need before taking your first step into the “real world.” The site provides information from other users regarding salary information, company reviews, and even job interview tips based on personal experience.

Housing

HUD

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, offers links to housing counselors and a wealth of information about how to buy and keep your first home.