UCan Manage It
What is UCAN MANAGE IT?
UCan Manage It is a resource dedicated to assisting University of Cincinnati students and parents with enhancing their ability to manage financial resources effectively. This includes increasing knowledge regarding college costs & affordability, financial aid resources, budgeting, saving, and reducing overall debt loads as related to education.
The President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy defines personal financial literacy as "the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being." (2008 Annual Report to the President) Personal financial literacy is more than just being able to balance a checkbook, compare prices or get a job. It also includes skills like long-term vision and planning for the future, and the discipline to use those skills every day.
Peer Financial Coaching
The Student Wellness Center offers free and private, personalized financial coaching and planning sessions from certified professionals and trained Peer Financial Coaches. Visit the Student Wellness Center website to set up your appointment today!
To assist UC students in becoming financially literate and independent, Peer Financial Coaches provide general information and education around the following topics:
- Debt Management
- Protecting your Identity
UCan Manage it has partnered with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to bring you Grad Ready, our online financial literacy tool. Grad Ready is a personal financial literacy tool created specifically for busy students who want to learn more about managing their finances. Grad Ready provides expert guidance and real-world money skills that will help you to make better-informed financial decisions. Click on the Grad Ready banner to register for free.
15 to Finish
Students who complete 15 credit hours a semester (or 30 a year), will complete their degree on time and save money. Completing 12 credit hours a semester adds an entire year to a 4 year degree. Check out some examples below to understand how 15 to Finish can save you money:
$11,000 annual tuition x 4 years of 15 credit hours per semester = $44,000
$11,000 annual tuition x 5 years of 12 credit hours per semester = $55,000
UC Blue Ash:
$6,010 annual tuition x 2 years of 15 credit hours per semester = $12,020
$6,010 annual tuition x 2.5 years of 12 credit hours per semester = $15,025
$5,316 annual tuition x 2 years of 15 credit hours per semester = $10,632
$5,316 annual tuition x 2.5 years of 12 credit hours per semester = $13,290