Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Resources and Services

Personal Finance Resources

Live Like a Student: Live Like a Student is a financial literacy course taught by staff in the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Students attend 6 sessions to learn information about budgeting, financial goal setting, credit, and much more.

Panther CashCourse: Panther CashCourse is a free, online financial literacy course offered through eLearning and the CashCourse website. It includes articles, learning modules, quizzes, and calculators.

Financial Literacy Month: The month of April is dedicated to a variety of sessions helping you take control of your finances.

Personal Financial Management: Learn more information and gather tools to assist with budgeting, financial goal setting, credit, and other financial topics.


Financial Aid Resources

There are many resources to help you determine the types of financial aid for which you qualify, how much you should borrow, and how to become eligible. You are also welcome to contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships with any questions about financial aid.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS): The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid. This database allows students to see individualized details about their federal loans and grants and their federal loan servicer's contact information. After accessing the website, select Financial Aid Review and log in using your FSA ID and password. If you need to reset your FSA ID, visit www.fsaid.ed.gov.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): Filing the FAFSA is required for all students who wish to receive federal grants, loans, or work study. The application guides students through a series of questions about the student’s dependency status, student finances, parent finances, and school selection. Once the information is complete and the FAFSA is filed, the student’s financial need is determined, allowing the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to award their aid.

StudentLoans.gov: The Federal Student Loan website is a student’s source of information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage student loans. Students can sign into their account to view their Direct Loan documents, complete Entrance Counseling, sign a Master Promissory Note, or complete the PLUS loan application process. This website also provides resources for repaying student loans, repayment plans and calculators, deferring loans, and loan forgiveness.

Federal Student Aid: The Federal Student Aid website provides information on preparing for college, types of financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study), how to apply for financial aid, and how to manage federal student loans.

FinAid - The Smart Guide to Financial Aid: FinAid offers a variety of planning tools about scholarships, loans, grants, savings, and military aid. Students can use this site to learn more about financial aid, calculate their repayment, or decide if consolidation is the right option for them.