Everyone likes to think they won't make mistakes with their money; however, making unwise decisions about managing money now could have a negative impact on future financial situations.

UI Financial Literacy Services is a program offered to students by the Office of Student Financial Aid.  Information and support is provided to assist students in managing finances, reducing student loan borrowing, and understanding loan repayment options.

The on-line course, Managing Your Money, introduces basic concepts and practices of money management as well as prevention of financial problems commonly associated with college life, including credit and student loans. Register for this one-hour on-line course on MyUI.

The University of Iowa CashCourse offers a variety of information to assist students in becoming financially informed. The following is a sample of topics covered:

  • building money management skills
  • surviving in a tough economy
  • managing debt
  • handling peer pressure
  • living on-campus vs living off-campus

One-on-one meetings with Financial Literacy staff allow these resources and tools to be tailored to undergraduate students' unique concerns. Set up an individual consultation with a Financial Literacy Specialist in MyUI:

  • In the Student Information section, click on Advising Appointment
  • Choose Office of Student Financial Aid in the dropdown menu and click Schedule Appointment
  • Select your appointment reason from the dropdown menu
  • Select your time and click Schedule Appointment

The Federal Financial Literacy and Education Committee has developed a website, MyMoney.gov, that provides information on budgeting, borrowing wisely, saving and spending.