Our Office of Financial Aid is your first resource to ask questions and receive guidance through the financial aid process. However, there are many other great resources we recommend for families.  

Financial Literacy 

Financial literacy is the ability to understand and effectively utilize various money management skills and apply them to personal financial management. Financial education includes topics such as cash management, budgeting, managing debt, saving, investing, taxes, and tax planning. Our goal is to implement financial literacy on campus and provide impactful resources to students to develop financial literacy throughout your college career. 

Financial Literacy Events

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Budgeting and Saving

Budgeting is an action plan and will give you a clear picture of where you are spending your money. Preparing a monthly budget will give you a plan for every dollar you make and help you track your progress along the way. 

Credit and Credit Cards

Managing credit and credit cards can be daunting, but it can also positively impact your life, if managed. Credit cards can build your credit now to help you purchase large items like a house or car in the future. Credit is a major component in today’s economy, and it reflects your status as a borrower. 

Student Loans

Federal student aid, loan servicers, and the Office of Financial Aid are your best resources for navigating student loans. 

Taxes

Navigating tax code and planning to file your taxes is a huge part of your financial education and will be especially important after you graduate and start working. The IRS provides extensive resources about who should file taxes and what credits you might be eligible to receive. 

General Financial Education

Additional Financial Aid Resources

  • AES/PHEAA, state agency website for Pennsylvania grants 
  • Nelnet, for online payments 
  • College is Possible, a resource guide for parents, students and education professionals. 
  • Educacion Superior, for Spanish-speaking students and their families planning for college 
  • ELMSelect, information on federal and alternative loans and repayment 
  • FAFSA, to complete your application online 
  • FastWeb, a free online Scholarship Search