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GradReady

GradReady


GradReady is your free online resource for personal finance tools to help you build your financial skills, manage your money, and learn about student loan repayment options. GradReady includes videos and interactive resources all online.

Create a Sample Budget

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A budget can be useful in providing you guidance in order to make good choices. A budget will help you choose what you would like to financially accomplish, such as saving for a car, vacation, or home; paying off your current loans; or whatever it is that you decide is important. Take a few moments with the sample budget to list out your own expenses. This is a sample budget for a $30,000/year salary after taxes.

Your Credit Report Matters

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Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to give you a free credit report every 12 months if you ask for it. They also make it easy to accomplish many credit-related tasks right from your computer. This central site allows you to request a free credit report to ensure that the information is correct and up to date and detect signs of identity theft.

Annual Credit Report.com

Financing Your Education

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The Federal Student Aid website will help you navigate the student loan landscape from getting a loan to managing its repayment. Read articles, watch videos and complete applications here.

The PHEAA-backed website, You Can Deal With It, provides resources for borrowers and parents including student aid timelines, money management tools, and tips on saving.

Protect Your Information

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Financial Literacy Resources


Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. Know who you share information with; store and dispose of your personal information securely, ask questions before deciding to share your personal information, and maintain appropriate security on your computers and other electronic devices. The road to recovering from having your identity stolen can be a long one. Fortunately, there are steps to take and tools that can help guide you along the way.

FERPA prohibits us from sharing information about you with other individuals unless the University has certified proof that the individual inquiring on your behalf is your legal guardian, and that you are financially dependent upon that individual. We cannot tell third parties the balance of your account or the amount of your loan check. We cannot tell third parties if you have paid your statement, or the amount and date of the payment.

Grades and information concerning your enrollment status cannot be released except to state and federal agencies requesting specific information necessary to service you appropriately. Transcripts are only released under your explicit written authorization.

Consumer Information: Identity Theft IdentityTheft.gov Registrar’s Office FERPA Disclosure

Veterans' Services

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The Office of Veterans Services facilitates the transition of veterans from military to University life, support their ongoing academic success, and assist veterans, guardsmen, reservists, spouses, and dependents in receiving their military education benefits.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can help you cover the cost of furthering your education and skills through benefits to pay for tuition, housing, training, and other expenses related to your education. VA’s education and training benefits are provided through these key programs:

  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill

Office of Veterans Services U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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