Our resources extend beyond in-person counseling and the Texas Financial Wellness digital library. Check out these links for information about other campus programs, online calculators, FAFSA and loan forgiveness tips, and more.
Paying for College
Pursuing a degree can have many financial components. Find more information about the FAFSA, budgeting, calculating potential loans and support from other University of Texas at Austin organizations below.
It’s important to know how much your UT education will cost so you can plan effectively. The Cost of Attendance and Net Price calculators on the Texas One Stop website can help you calculate the combined cost of tuition, housing and meals, as well as account for specific program costs, potential financial aid awards, books and supplies, and more.
Discover the different types of financial aid available through Federal Student Aid, the university and outside scholarships on the Texas One Stop website.
Following a budget helps you avoid overspending and enables you to pay bills on time, start or add to a savings account, and enjoy outings with friends stress-free. Try a budget calculator to break the broke-and-borrowing cycle.
Loans may be a necessary part of financing your studies and living expense, but one day you will need to repay them. Although most loan repayments are deferred while you’re in school, it’s a good idea to estimate what your payments will look like once you’re out of school and start planning for repayment.
Use the Loan Simulator on the Federal Student Aid website to find a repayment plan that works for you and keep track of your financial aid activity through The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
Financial Planning After College
Start planning for your financial life beyond the Forty Acres by learning about loan
forgiveness, estimating the costs of post-graduation life and obtaining free credit reports
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. Visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program for more information about qualifying and applying.
As you begin your career search and start to plan for life out in the “real world,” how much money will you earn? Will you be able to afford the lifestyle you want? Use one of these lifestyle calculators to estimate your living expenses and figure out how much money you will need to earn to pay for them.
You can also visit Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to measure your current financial well-being and see steps you can take to improve it.
Credit can play a major role in your financial life. Your credit report provides a snapshot of your financial habits with financial institutions, cell phone companies, credit card companies, and others to gain a sense of your credit worthiness. Learn how to retrieve and receive a free copy of your credit report for a full detailed report of your credit history.
Peach is a mobile app that helps you create a budget, track your spending, monitor your credit score, and understand your debt.
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