Financial Literacy

To help you achieve financial success, we’ve put together the following list of resources to help you navigate the world of personal finance.

You’ll find information on student aid and loans, tips on spending and saving your money, and much more.

www.studentaid.gov

The Department of Education’s official resource for federal student aid recipients. You can find a wealth of information at studentaid.gov including instructions on how to apply for aid via the FAFSA, types of financial aid, how to prepare for student loan repayment and estimate your upcoming payments, what to do if you can’t afford your payments. You’ll also find calculators, worksheets, budget guidelines, glossaries, and so much more!

www.nslds.ed.gov

Log into NSLDS for a centralized view of all your federal student aid including loans and grants. You can also check to see who your assigned loan servicer is and how to reach them.

www.cashcourse.org

Visit CashCourse for free online financial education courses, financial tools such as worksheets, A Budget Wizard, quizzes and calculators, a personal dashboard to track your progress, and a helpful guide to real-life money questions. CashCourse takes a whole-life approach to personal finance, with resources divided into six main areas of learning: earn, save and invest, protect, spend, borrow and pay for education.

www.youcandealwithit.com

You Can Deal With It provides practical and easy-to-understand advice on how to deal with common financial situations facing today’s college students and recent graduates, such as: repaying student loans, managing your money and setting a budget, and navigating the world of credit cards.

www.slugbooks.com

Check out SlugBooks to buy, rent, and sell textbooks. Compare prices between online options such as Amazon, Chegg, CampusBookRentals, VitalSource, textbooks.com, and more to make sure you’re getting the best deal on all your books.

www.mint.com

Use mint.com and their free mobile app to help you stay on top of your finances. Mint can help you budget and track all of your bills and expenses in one convenient place. Mint connects to almost every US financial institution so in just minutes, you can see where your money is going and get ideas on how to stretch it farther.

www.freestudentloanadvice.org

The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA) was founded to ensure that all student loan borrowers have access to free, neutral and clear student loan advice and dispute resolution assistance. Contact them for free expert advice on what you are eligible for according to current regulations and statutes. TISLA’s goal is to help you help yourself by guiding you in the right direction when it comes to loan repayment and dispute.

www.360financialliteracy.org

A free public service brought to you by the nation’s CPAs! This website offers general information for managing personal finances and covers a range of topics from credit and debt to spending and saving and even retirement planning.

www.bls.gov

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a great source of information about earnings and employment outlook in various industries.

www.bostonbudget.com

Find cheap tickets to local events, free things to do, and a calendar of upcoming events in and around Boston. This is a great place to have some fun while still sticking to your budget.

www.consumer.gov

A government website that helps you manage and use your money wisely, use credit and loans carefully, and protect your identity and finances. This is run by the Federal Trade Commission and is free for all users. Website is also offered in Spanish.