Financial Education

The USF Office of Financial Aid is excited to launch the new Financial Education section of our website.

We recommend that you check back often to use the many valuable resources that we will make available to you as a USF student. We believe that it is important for our students to understand money, understand paying for college, and get a grasp on your finances for the future!

The Financial Education section features the following:

Glossary: Find definitions to important words often used in the financial aid process. The popular budgeting and financial services app. The more accounts, cards and bills you link, the more we can help you do. See what you have and what you owe. Understand where money goes and where you can cut back. Create budgets, track investments, discover new ways to save and more.

Game Theory Academy: Financial Fitness classes with paid stipends in Oakland and Richmond.

EARN: A national nonprofit helping working families achieve prosperity through savings. Work with EARN to save up to $2000 for college expenses, and they may match your contribution up to 200%.

Spark Point: If you are struggling to make ends meet, you might not have time to get help at multiple locations or know what programs are available to you. That’s why United Way created SparkPoint: to provide one-stop Bay Area financial help and education centers where low-income residents can access a full range of free services.

Loan Repayment: Find important information about repayment plans and repayment calculators to help you understand what loan repayment means.