UGA Provides Grad Students With Free Financial Advice

The University of Georgia Graduate School offers a free Financial Education Program to all UGA Graduate students. Their goal is to educate and support students to ensure they can manage debt, consider the role of both loans and savings, and develop sound financial management practices while in graduate school. The graduate school collaborates with the UGA Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics, and the ASPIRE Clinic to provide this program for students.

Financial education for graduate students is provided in a number of formats: group seminars, one-on-one consulting, and internet training modules (coming soon).

Available topics to learn about are as follows:

  • Student loan management
    • Repayment planning
    • Private loans
    • Federal loans
  • Credit
    • Understanding credit and credit reporting
    • How to develop your credit score
  • Spending plans and budgeting
  • Evaluating employee benefits in new job offers
  • Preventing identity theft
  • Understanding taxes
  • Health and life insurance

For more information or to request a webinar, you can email gradfineduc@uga.edu .