Student Financial Services

Financial Literacy

Important Financial Literacy Topics for Students:

 

CashCourse

Credit Scores

Avoiding Scams

Loan Payments

 

CashCourse- your #1 resource for college affordability!

The CashCourse Financial Resource Program offers: a financial glossary, 6 core financial management courses, a variety of worksheets, quizzes, videos, financial calculators, and a Budget Wizard- resources that will help students build the skills needed to navigate their financial journey and achieve financial independence. The CashCourse home page also provides a MY ACTIVITY link, where site users can SAVE any completed site activities, favorite articles, and any saved, personal budgets.  Details are here.

 

CREDIT SCORES

After graduation you'll want to make timely payments on your student loans because your credit score can affect you in more ways than you realize!  Visit the Federal Reserve's website to see who may look at your credit score and what impact this can have on you:  Visit Credit Reports and Credit Scores for more info.

 

AVOIDING SCAMS

Before you apply for financial aid, learn how to spot potential fraud and prevent identity theft. Visit Federal Student Aid for more info.  

Students can also check out these 10 Tips on How to Avoid Getting Scammed.

 

LOAN PAYMENTS

If you have any questions about your federal loans do not hesitate to contact your servicer.  They have been contracted by the Department of Education to help you!  You can ask them questions about repayment, the varying payment plans, interest, etc.  Also, if you are having a hard time making your payments after graduation you'll want to contact them to discuss it.  There may be options for you so that you can avoid ruining your credit with late or skipped loan payments!

Do you know who your loan servicers are?  If not, then follow these simple instructions to find out!

Visit the http://studentaid.gov/ site and at the top of the page click "Manage Loans".