Student Debt Watch
Now's the time to focus on the goals and aspirations that brought you to the School of Dentistry. It's OK to let the little (& not so little) things wait until after graduation. Daily lattes, fancy bikes and traveling are GREAT, but WAIT until you have that steady income. Try to remember, you're still a student so get creative and find ways to enjoy it!
July 9, 2014: SOD Office of Student Affairs held a Financial Literacy Lunch and Learn for DDS, DT, and DH students with presenters Liz Holm, financial aid counselor for the health sciences, and Mark Galarneau and Brittany Rams from OneStop Student Services.
If you were unable to attend the presentation, it has been recorded and is available on mediasite.
- Student loan interest rates, origination fees
- Borrowing limits & knowing how much to borrow
- Repayment programs & grace periods
- Spending plans
- Credit scores & credit reports
- Campus financial advising resources
If you have any questions about your student finances, now as you plan what to borrow from your loan offer or anytime throughout the year, contact one of the support personnel on the Financial Resources Handout. We're here to help!
Debt Defying Acts
Erik Ziegler, DDS Class of 2014 and president of Student Council, shares some insight on making smart money choices.
The more you know...
ADEA 2014: Financing a Dental Education
Presenter: Paul S. Garrard, ADEA Senior Advisor for Student Financial Services.
ADEA financial advice for new students
Help with Housing
Sure there are lots of fancy new apartment buildings just steps away from Moos Tower but can you really afford it? Be smart and check out all your options first like off campus housing. They can help you find much more affordable options in the cities, in the suburbs, by a park... give them a price range and a move in date and they'll help you find what you're looking for.
Food for Thought
Plan ahead by going grocery shopping! Here's a few tips: Make a list, cut coupons or look for sales, don't hoard -buy only what you need, pack your lunch (when there's no LnL) & eat before you shop! More tips from webMD.