UT Tyler Student Money Management
Many students need help paying for college. For those of you seeking financial aid, below is a link to the UT Tyler Financial Aid website. Here you will find updates and timely information to make sure that you are receiving the correct financial support. Also, below are articles that offer valuable information about student loans and how to make your payments.
Articles & Tools
- I Wish I Would Have Known My Grace Period
- Lower Your Private Student Loan Rates
- 6 Ways to Pay Federal Student Loans
- How Much College Debt is Too Much
- College Loans for Parents
- Kids Can Repay Mom & Dad for College
- Loan Repayment Calculator
Helpful and Informative Websites
- Adventures in Education- AIE has college planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance and money management tips to help families and students achieve their goals.
- FinAid- This is a great source for student financial aid information, advice and tools. FinAid gives you the steps you need to figure out how you are going to pay for college.
- Student Aid on the Web- This site provides beneficial information from federal financial assistance programs—grants, loans and work-study programs—for education beyond high school.
- Direct Loan (The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program)- This website explains the loan process, such as applying, how they work while in-school, and when you leave school. Loan features such as interest rates, budget calculators, repayment plans, deferment and forbearance, and cancellation and consolidation may be found on the Direct Loan website.
- National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students- Information regarding the loan process. The U.S. Department of Education provides a central database for student aid. Utilize this site at any point to review or research your grant or loan history.
- College Affordability and Transparency Center- This website provides information from the U.S. Department of Education on how much it costs students to attend different colleges, how fast those costs are going up, and information related to why costs are going up.
- 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy- Free financial literacy program provided by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand personal finance through every stage of life. To learn more about financial literacy in Texas, visit Value Your Money, sponsored by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Service Financial Literacy Resources
- Nelnet: Get Financially Fit
- FedLoan Servicing: You Can Deal With It
- GSM&R: Manage Your Financial Literacy
- Great Lakes: Knowledge Center