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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action
Best Budget Apps and Personal Finance Tools for 2018 https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/finance/budgeting-saving-tools/
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?https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/how-do-i-get-and-keep-a-good-credit-score-en-318/
Credit Repair: How to Help Yourself https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0058-credit-repair-how-help-yourself
U.S. News and World Report: Best Student Credit Cards of 2018 https://creditcards.usnews.com/student#us-news-survey
How do FICO scores consider student loan shopping?
Disputing Errors on Credit Reports https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0151-disputing-errors-credit-reports
Fastweb- 31 Money Saving Tricks for Students
Other Ways to Save http://www.finaid.org/savings/otherwaystosave.phtml
Here’s How to Get Debt-Free Without Sacrificing the Fun Stuff
IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education
Qualified Education Expenses
Elizabethtown College Business Office
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
Visit our Announcements page to view upcoming events on campus
2 credit Personal Finance course open to all majors!
Interested in learning more about your own finances (credit/money management, budgeting, taxes, etc.)? If so, the business department is once again offering a 2 credit course on Personal Finance (BA165) in the Fall 2019 semester. Non-business majors are encouraged to register and there are no prerequisites. The course will meet once a week on Thursdays from 9:15 to 10:55. For more information on the course, contact Professor Riportella @ email@example.com.
Adulting Event - Personal Finances
Interested in learning about how to create a budget, build credit, and manage debt? All students are invited to the personal finances event on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in Hoover 110! This is the first of four Residence Life adulting events. Questions can be directed to Dominick DiLoreto.