Online Financial Education Center

SLU’s online financial education center is here to help you understand how money works and how to plan and make financially smart decisions. We’ve compiled resources on all kinds of financial topics that will improve the knowledge and skills you need to effectively manage your finances over your lifetime.

The information below is organized based on four financial phases common to students. Check out the one most relevant to you, and don’t forget that you can contact a financial aid counselor if you have any questions.

Pre-College

Saving For College

Resources for College Savings
Explore additional links to information on 529 plans and other savings options.

College Savings Plans Network
Discover the latest college saving news and 529 plan information. Also compare plans by state or features.

Videos: Understanding Financial Aid for Parents
Review short videos addressing common questions parents have about financial aid.

Videos: Financial Concepts and Terms
Watch short videos explaining important financial concepts and terms

College

Career Planning

Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook
Learn about the pay ranges for specific career paths, what education is required and the expected number of new jobs.

SLU Career Services
Build your career and earning potential by understanding your career prospects.

Finding More Aid

Federal Student Aid Videos
View short videos about filing your FAFSA, common myths about aid and other topics.

Private Scholarship Opportunities
Find scholarship money from sources outside of SLU.

Managing Your Money

Financial Awareness Counseling
Understand your financial aid and manage your finances with these tools.

Money Management Counseling Session
Put your financial knowledge to the test with this quiz for SLU students.

Understanding Credit Cards
Learn more about credit and credit card basics.

Videos: Money Basics
Discover short videos with answers to FAQs on banks, credit unions and insurance.

Videos: Identity Theft
Watch short videos with answers to FAQs on credit reports and identity theft.

Videos: Credit Cards
View short videos with answers to FAQs on credit cards.

Videos: Important Financial Concepts and Terms
Learn what LIBOR, APR and compound interest mean.

Tax Information

Videos: Education Tax Credits and College Savings
Watch short videos on tax benefits while enrolled in school and saving for your education.

Financial Forms Explained: A 1040EZ Tax Return
Review a thorough explanation of the federal income tax form 1040EZ.

Graduate/Professional

Loans

Your Student Loans
Log in to find out about your borrowing history, compare monthly repayment amounts, complete exit counseling or financial awareness counseling.

Repayment Plans
Learn about federal repayment options based on certain time periods or income.

Consolidation
Determine if federal loan consolidation is right for you.

Loan Forgiveness
Learn about loan forgiveness options for teachers and other public service jobs.

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC)
Read about student loan repayment information in clear, everyday language.

Interest
Learn about student loan interest and the benefits of paying interest while you are in school.

Tax Information

Education Tax Benefits
Learn about tax benefits that will allow you to get back some of the money spent on tuition or loan interest.

Tax Help for Students
Review IRS resources for your common tax questions.

Other

Money Management Counseling Session
Put your financial knowledge to the test with this quiz for SLU students.

Videos: Paying for Graduate School
Watch short videos on paying for graduate school.

Videos: Financial Concepts and Terms
Watch short videos explaining important financial concepts and terms.

After College

Loan Repayment

Your Student Loans
Log in to find out about your borrowing history, compare monthly repayment amounts, complete exit counseling or financial awareness counseling.

Repayment Plans
Learn about federal repayment options based on certain time periods or income.

Consolidation
Determine if federal loan consolidation is right for you.

Loan Forgiveness
Learn about loan forgiveness options for teachers and other public service jobs.

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC)
Read about student loan repayment information in clear, everyday language.

Videos: Loan Repayment
Watch short videos about loan repayment.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Submit any complaints to this agency about financial institutions or loan servicers.

Budgeting

America Saves
Learn more about a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America that seeks to motivate, encourage and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt and build wealth.

Mint
Review a free online budget tracking website and app.

Credit

Annual Credit Report
Access one free credit report per year from each credit bureau.

myFico
Learn more about credit scores and access calculator tools.

Videos: Credit Scoring
Watch short videos about credit scoring.

Other

Grad Sense
Watch short videos on paying for graduate school.

My First Apartment
Watch short videos explaining important financial concepts and terms.

Videos: Financial Concepts and Terms
Watch short videos explaining important financial concepts and terms.