Financial Aid Resources

 

The office of Financial Aid at SGU wants to do everything we can to provide you with the tools that you need to allow you to financially plan and manage your student loans efficiently and effectively.  This page will provide useful information and financial aid resources in the form of PDFs, videos, and recorded webinars that cover a wide range of financial aid topics.

 

  • Tuition.io - Tuition.io is a free online resource that allows students to organize both federal and private student loans all in one place.  Students are able to view their entire loan portfolio and how it changes over time, as well as receiving tips and advice on how to create a plan to help you save money during loan repayment.  
  • Nelnet: Live Life Smart Guide - This PDF provides you with helpful tips to help you manage your student loans.
  • Financialworkshopkits.org - Free resources to help you teach money management skills.
  • Wisebread.com/topic/frugal-living - Stretch that dollar in style without sacrificing your favorite luxuries. Let their frugal experts show you how to live large on a small budget.
  • Financial Literacy Month: Tools for Success - Tools for Success that will help guide you on the path to financial wellness. This includes free webinars, income, net worth, and debt load worksheets among other useful resources.
  • Mint.com - Get a handle on your finances the free and fast way. Mint does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending for you. See where every dime goes and make money decisions you feel good about. 
  • 360financialliteracy.org- Helpful tools, articles, tons of tips and other resources to help you on your path to financial stability. We'll help you think through your spending and saving habits, identify ways you can start saving and commit to making changes that will reduce your debt and grow your savings.
  • Budgetbytes.com - "My stomach is full, and my wallet is too." Delicious recipes for all types of foodies – even vegetarian and vegan! Information includes recipes, shopping lists, cost per recipe and cost per serving. You can even sign up to have recipes sent to you via email!
  • Practicalmoneyskills.com - Improve your financial future by gaining a better understanding of a broad range of personal finance topics, including creating a budget, saving for retirement, and using credit wisely. These tools, resources and tips can help you build strong solid money management skills that will serve you today and for years to come.
  • Moneycrashers.com – Your guide to financial fitness. This website will strive to educate individuals in making wise decisions about credit and debt, investing, education, real estate, insurance, spending, and more.
  • Money personality profiler - What's your personality when it comes to money matters? Before you start getting financially sorted, it helps to understand your own money personality. This lighthearted money personality profiler was developed by a clinical psychologist, and helps you work out your financial strengths and possible blind-spots.
  • MD Financial Management - Paying for Medical School – *For Canadian Students* Paying for medical school doesn't have to be stressful. MD Physician Services can show you how to navigate the world of bursaries, student loans, and lines of credit.  Tax tips, budgeting tools, and repayment advice are also provided.
  • Annualcreditreport.com - Access your FREE Credit Reports. Federal law allows you to obtain a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company. Take advantage of this to ensure that the information on all of your credit reports is correct and up to date.
  • The Simple Dollar - A personal finance website that includes a multitude of articles and blog entries geared towards people who are fighting debt and bad spending habits, while trying to build a financially secure financial future.  The site explores topics such as investing, banking, and educational debt.
  • Money Geek - Free financial tools, calculators, and resources to simplify choices for your money and your future.
  • Budgeting for College Students: Apps & Advice for Creating and Sticking to a Realistic Budget - Learn how to create a budget that works for you and to find tips and tools to help you develop healthy financial habits.
  • The Road To Zero:  A strategic approach  to student loan repayment.