Additional Resources

Money Management

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Money E¢ential$

Financial Wellness Check-up

Money E¢ential$ partners with Consumer Credit Counseling Services to offer FREE personal financial wellness check-ups. Students can meet with a budget counselor by appointment. Consumer Credit Counseling Services is located at 505 King Street, Suite 212, La Crosse, WI 54601. Appointments are available on campus in the Welcome Center by request. To schedule an appointment call 608.784.8380.

Student Loan Repayment Check-up

Are you currently in repayment or entering repayment soon? Set up an appointment to meet with a financial aid advisor to evaluate the different loan repayment options available to you. Appointments are available for students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Contact the financial aid office at 608.785.9579 or

Online Resources

Visit GradReady to learn more about managing your tuition, budget, and bills.

Visit CashCourse to use as a real-life money guide.

Student Loan Resources

National Student Loan Data System - NSLDS

Login to NSLDS to view ALL of your FEDERAL student loan information, including total loan amounts, and loan servicer information. It is possible that when you begin repaying your student loans, you will need to make payments to MORE THAN ONE agency - see NSLDS for all of your FEDERAL student loan info! NOTE: NSLDS does NOT provide PRIVATE loan information, only FEDERAL loan information.

You can complete the "Before You Go" worksheetthat will provide you with a convenient location to record the information you gather from NSLDS.

Student Loan Repayment - New "Income-Based" Option

Watch this video for an explanation of the income-based loan repayment option. For more information on repayment options, visit

Understanding Default

If you don’t make your loan payments, you risk going into default. To learn more about the consequences related to default, visit here.

If you have defaulted on any of your federal student loans, contact your loan servicer to discuss your options for getting out of default.

To view your federal loan servicer, visit

Additional Financial Resources

Tracking Your Spending

Spending Plan and S.M.A.R.T. Goals

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