Financial Planning Tips

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is here to help you find ways to finance your educational expenses—all of them. We call this your “Cost of Attendance.” It’s important to know that just because your financial aid package identifies resources (in many instances, loans) for you to finance your cost of attendance, it doesn’t mean that you have to borrow from them. You can (and should) always request less than what’s suggested.  We challenge you to finance your education for less.  There are numerous resources and websites focused on helping you manage your money (and the money you’ll undoubtedly borrow) and finding ways to minimize your debt. A few of them are listed below. You’ll find one common theme among them: less is more.

Have a smart phone?  Check out some of these free apps!

  • Mint.com Personal Finance
  • Cash Flow
  • Expense Manager
  • Easy Money
  • Checkbook