UCan Manage It

Money Management

We are 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.


Join us for Money Con, April 10, 2019.

FIN 1001-001 Introduction to Financial Success

Course Description - Successful money management is paramount to creating a life with less financial stress and a life with more purpose and meaning. Jumpstart your life goals and dreams by learning how to save, manage, spend and invest money differently. FIN 1001-001 will be available for registration beginning spring 2019.

Questions? Contact Dr. Prince Ellis; Phone: 513-558-7571; Email: ellispc@uc.edu


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:

  • Budget
  • Saving
  • Credit
  • Debt Management

Improve your Financial Knowledge with PNC Bank

Want to learn more about the Emergency Fund One or the Spending Diet? Visit the PNC Bank branch located in TUC, Level 3 today!

Or check out the PNC Money 101 Guide to learn more about:

  • Budgeting Basics
  • Protecting Your Indentity 
  • Building Up Your Credit

GradReady: Free Online Financial Literacy Tool

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.


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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:

UC Uptown: 

$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

UC Clermont:

$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


See your advisor.  Make a plan.  Graduate on time.