Managing your money is a learned skill that’ll benefit every area of your life. Check out the resources below to learn where and how to become informed about your finances.
Offices You Need to Know About
Office of the Bursar
Connect with the Bursar for information about:
- Tuition and fees
- Billing and bill payment
Financial Aid Services
Connect with Fin Aid for information about:
- Financial aid
- Work study
- Student employment
- Cost calculation
Dean of Students Office
Connect with the Dean of Students for information about:
- Financial stress
- Short-term loans
- Campus supply closets
Smart About Money (SAM)
Smart About Money is a collective of students who are committed to teaching you all about managing your finances.
- Follow SAM on Instagram for regular tips and advice.
- Take a look at the SAM blog, which updates with new posts weekly.
- Connect with a SAM Peer Financial Educator for a 30-minute coaching session.
- Watch any of the following presentations:
- How Not to Go Broke in College
- Basics of Banking and Credit
- Understanding Student Loans
How can I keep track of my borrowing history and information?
Log into SPIRE and navigate to Main Menu>Finances>View Financial Aid>My Debt Center. The page will contain information and resources about the student loans you have borrowed while attending UMass.
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.
How do I start with budgeting?
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.