Financial Literacy

Among the transitions that students must make upon coming to college, learning to monitor their finances is critical.

CFAR resources

  • The Funding Your Education webpages are updated regularly with current scholarship and other funding opportunities available to students.
  • TRIO hosts Scholarship Search worksessions, FAFSA workshops, and Money Managment seminars throughout the year. TRIO eligible students will be invited via email. 

Additional campus resources

Links to outside resources

  • The Federal Government provides tax breaks for families and individuals based on your enrollment in college and other factors. Find out how to reduce your/your family’s taxes through the Hope and Lifetime Learning Tax Credits or Tuition and Fees Deduction from the “Tax Benefits for Education” publication (links to a pdf document).
  • Student Aid on the Web: Go here to reapply for financial aid for the coming academic year (you must renew your FAFSA application annually to be eligible for federal aid).
  • Free Annual Credit Report: Your credit score affects your ability to take out loans. By law you are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three nationwide reporting companies once every 12 months. Use this website (NOT freecreditreport.com) to gain access to your credit report.