Resources

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Campus Resources

Peer Financial Coaching

The Student Wellness Center offers free and private, personalized, free financial coaching and planning sessions from trained Peer Financial Coaches. 

Introduction to Financial Success

Consider registering for for FIN 1001-001: Introduction to Financial Success for an upcoming semester. 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 by joining this one-credit hour online course. Students can register for courses in Catalyst.

Emergency Resources

Bearcat Emergency Fund

The Bearcat Emergency Fund (BEF) provides assistance with unexpected emergency expenses. All BEF applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. All BEF applications are typically limited to $500.

Short-Term Loans

Under normal circumstances, students needing emergency funds exceeding $500 are encouraged to consider alternate emergency funding and apply for an interest free short term loan.

UC Bearcats Pantry

The UC Bearcats Pantry provides free food, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and meal vouchers that can be used at campus dining halls to eligible UC students with food and other insecurities.

SNAP Benefits for Students who Qualify

Students enrolled at least half-time with a -0- estimated family contribution (EFC) or state or federal work-study eligibility for the 2020-21 financial aid award year, can be considered (along with other qualifying requirements) for SNAP benefits

Web Resources

GradReady

GradReady provides free, expert guidance and real-world money skills that will help you to make better-informed financial decisions.

My College Money Plan

My College Money Plan is free online course to help students and their families learn how to plan for the costs of education or training after high school and gain money management skills that last a lifetime.

Mapping Your Future

Explore career options, understand your cost of attendance, and manage your money while in college for free with Mapping Your Money.

My Money

My Money provides free information for financial planning through various life events including many resources, calculators, budgeting worksheets, and helpful checklists.

Annual Credit Report

Annual Credit Report is the only source for free credit reports.

Credit Karma

Credit Karma gives you access to check your scores anytime, anywhere, and never pay for it.

CashCourse

CashCourse is your guide to making informed financial choices. Register for a free account to find your assignments and other financial tools and start taking charge of your money.

LendEDU

Take control of your finances confidently. LendEDU offers a variety of free resources on establishing credit, managing loans, insurance and more.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

For those who qualify, Free Tax Preparation Assistance is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit organization.

Free Salary Information

Plan for life after UC with this free salary estimator.

Budgeting Web Resources

Finance Blogs

Additional Finance Web Resources

Video Resources Made by UC Students

CCM E-Media students created informative videos with some great financial literacy and financial aid tips. View these fun Student-Created Videos on YouTube.