Prepare for your financial future today.
Learning to manage your money is a lifelong skill. Maximize your understanding of financial concepts now to prepare for your future. You are invited to meet one-on-one with a Student Success staff member to cover a variety of personal financial concepts—starting with a basic budget for college.
Keep track of your borrowing history and information
When logging into SPIRE and navigating to Main Menu>Finances>View Financial Aid>My Debt Center. The page will contain information and resources pertaining to the student loans you have borrowed while attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Where can I learn more about funding for college?
Check out the UMass Financial Aid TV video collection.
Who can I talk to about paying for college next semester?
Reach out to Financial Aid Services to explore your options for paying for college next semester.
Are there peers I can talk with about my student loans and credit cards?
Yes. Consider reaching out to the Smart About Money program. They offer events on campus and student-to-student coaching.
What tools can I use to create a budget?
There are several budgeting tools. The key is to find the one that works for you. Whether paper, a phone app, or an electronic document, create a budget and stick to it. See our college budget worksheet.