Financial Education

UM Financial Education Program Lifts Students Toward Success

UM Financial Education Program Director Julie Heaton and Andrea Janssen, program coordinator, manage the office at the University that delivers a robust financial education and support framework for the entire UM community, free of cost.

We offer one-on-one financial counseling sessions as well as regularly scheduled workshops on a range of topics such as
  • FAFSA – file your FAFSA and understand your Financial Aid package
  • Financial Aid Process – understand how federal aid works and examine your borrowing trends
  • Loans – prevent over-borrowing and discuss what will happen to your loans after graduation
  • Budgeting – balance long-term goals against short-term needs
  • Credit – use credit wisely to build a strong credit score and pay off credit card debt
  • Savings – ways to save, reach financial goals and prepare for financial emergencies 
Click on a workshop's title to see more about that event, including its topic, time and location.
Make good financial decisions early in your academic career so that you can spend reasonably, save responsibly and enjoy peace of mind about your finances!