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Financial LiteracyWELLU Financial encourages you to manage your resources wisely by considering the following three steps when making financial decisions; plan, calculate and act

Plan- What are my short term and long term goals?  What are the immediate and long term impacts of this decision?  Is this a need or a want? 

Calculate-  What is my budget?  What percentage of my budget is a need, want, savings or charitable donation?

Act-  When is the best time to make this decision? How can I be the best steward of my money as I move forward in this decision?


Campus Resources:

  • Cash Course: Helps students learn about financial basics (e.g. banking, dealing with debit & credit cards, protecting credit), paying for college and preparing for the world of work. 
  • Access Ready: Your personal How-To-Pay-For-College resource. It is a free resource that makes paying for college as easy as - Learn*Plan*Gauge.
  • Money Revolution: Program sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans that trains two student interns to help improve the financial confidence and money management habits of college students.  The College of St. Scholastica's Money Revolution interns are Ariel Peterson ( ) and Justine Anderson (
  • One Stop Student Services: Supports students' self-management of the business of being a student including accepting financial aid awards, paying bills, etc.  The "Financing Your Education" tab on the One Stop website provides several financial tools, information on financial aid and tips on financing your education
  • Scholarship Directory Search: Find scholarship information here.
  • Federal Student Aid: Helps students understand the FAFSA.

Community Resources:

How CSS Stewards Managing Money:

  • Money Revolution Interns host regular workshops and presentations regarding finances.
  • Articles related to finance are included in The Cable Newsletter routinely.
  • Philanthropig ( helps students learn more about ways to act or give for humanitarian purposes with an emphasis on our College community.
  • sofMORE, a CSS resource offered to students in their second year of college, provides an outlet for students to learn about gaining financial autonomy from their parents and how to pay for college (

Interactive Tool:

Net Price Calculator: This form estimates  financial aid for undergraduate freshmen students only.

Debt Wizard: Determine how much you can afford to borrow in student loan funds based on your future expected earnings and the salary you will need in order to afford your student loan payments.

How to fill out the FAFSA:

Repayment: What to Expect

Types of Federal Student Aid:

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