Financial Literacy

The Office of Financial Aid at Elizabethtown College has compiled a list of resources to help you meet your financial goals. We also offer workshops throughout the semester on various topics such as budgeting, understanding credit scores, and exit counseling for seniors and graduate students. We hope the following resources will help support our current students as well as our graduates for life beyond Elizabethtown College. Financial Aid counselors are available by appointment Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm. Contact us at (717) 361-1404 or with any questions or concerns.



Financial Awareness Counseling provides tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances.


Budget Calculator

Best Budget Apps and Personal Finance Tools for 2018



Learn about how, when and to whom you make your federal loan payments.

The Repayment Estimator can help you figure out which repayment plan is best for you.

The Ultimate Guide to Paying off Student Loans Faster

* Click here to learn how a recent graduate paid off $30,000 of student loans in one year!



Get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months. Ensure that the information on all of your credit reports is correct and up to date.

How do I get and keep a good credit score?

Credit Repair: How to Help Yourself

U.S. News and World Report: Best Student Credit Cards of 2018

How do FICO scores consider student loan shopping?

 Disputing Errors on Credit Reports



Fastweb- 31 Money Saving Tricks for Students

Other Ways to Save

 Here’s How to Get Debt-Free Without Sacrificing the Fun Stuff



IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education

Qualified Education Expenses

Education Credits

 Elizabethtown College Business Office


Other Resources:

Homeroom: The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education

5 Free Online Classes to Improve your Financial Literacy

Take a Deep Breath: Here’s How to Tame Your Financial Stress 

Student Loan Hero Blog

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Class of 2018: 8 Ways to Prep for Financial Adulthood



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