Financial wellness

Learn how to successfully manage financial expenses and minimize financial stress.

  • Develop a budget
  • Know where your money goes
  • Plan for major purchases
  • Save for emergencies
  • Plan for retirement
  • Protect your credit

Campus resources

Financial aid
The Office of Student Financial Aid provides assistance for students, parents and families in accessing funding for higher education, while also providing service, advocacy, and financial education to UA students.
Financial wellness
Juggling finances as a student can be tricky. ZipAssist offers a variety of financial resources and educational programs to help.
Emergency financial assistance
The Student Emergency Financial Assistance (SEFA) program provides critical support to at-risk students needing to overcome financial obstacles in order to persist at The University of Akron.

Community and national resources

Akron Financial Empowerment Center
Provides financial coaching to individuals, helping them to acquire the skills to budget and save, develop healthy banking relationships and raise their credit scores.
A guide to making informed financial choices, teaching financial skills that make sense in the real world and helping students take control of their financial futures.