UT Tyler Office of Student Affairs
Before, During, & After College
Whether you're a freshman, transfer, or current student, we are glad you picked The University of Texas at Tyler as your home.
We know this will be one of the most thrilling and challenging times of your life. We are here to assist you by providing many resources and services to help you be successful inside and outside the classroom.
Some students have a hard time handling all of the responsibilities that come with managing money while attending college. UT Tyler's Student Money Management Program is here to guide you to becoming more financially knowledgeable, responsible, and independent throughout your college career.
Sometimes money problems sneak up on you when you least expect it. We want to make sure you are prepared for what challenges and financial situations you might find while in college. Below are some resources and articles with great information on how to plan for financial success.
- Freshman Checklist (PDF)
- College Expenses (PDF)
- Financial Goals Worksheet (PDF)
- Student Personal Monthly Budget (Excel)
- Sophomore and Junior Year Checklist(PDF)
- The Prioritizer Calculator
- 15 Signs of Serious Debt Trouble
- Managing Your Debt
- Setting Priorities
- Cash Course
Planning for College for Parents and Students
Planning for college can be a tedious task. There are so many things to remember: when to apply for financial aid, get your student I.D., register for classes, sign up for campus housing, buy dorm room stuff, attend orientation, etc. The list seems never ending. Here are some resources to help ease your stress. Below is a link to our UT Tyler Parent Resource Center that provides valid information parents need to stay connected with their student and UT Tyler. Also below are articles with valuable information for parents before their child becomes a college student.
- UT Tyler Parent Resource Center
- What College Students Need to Know About Money
- What Parents Should Ask High School Counselor's
- Money Management Begins at Home
Living away from mom and dad is a big step in your life. You may enjoy this new found freedom with no rules or curfews, but at some point you might start missing home. You may ask yourself: Who’s going to do my laundry? Who’s going to buy the groceries? Who’s going to clean the bathroom? That answer is now YOU! Becoming independent is a part of growing up, and the UT Tyler SMM is here to help. Check out some of the links below with helpful information about on-campus housing and owning your own apartment.
- UT Tyler Housing
- My First Apartment
- Dorm Room Checklist (PDF)
- College Costs On Campus Planning Guide (PDF)
- College Costs Off Campus Planning Guide (PDF)
In order to become financially independent you must earn money. Finding a job is key to financial independence. One of the first steps to getting a job is learning how to write your resume along with mastering those tricky interviews. Below is a link to our Career Services website which is great resource to help you write your resume, find job openings on and off campus, and practice your interview skills.
You did it! All of your hard work has led you to this point in your life--graduation! To make sure you have everything ready to walk across the stage and receive your diploma, check out the resource below for a graduation checklist. Also, you may follow the link to the UT Tyler graduation webpage for updated information about deadlines and regalia.
After receiving a bachelor's degree, often times students want to return to school to further their education. Continuing straight on to graduate school after graduation may be the right choice for you, especially since you are accustomed to being a student; you have momentum, and your study skills are sharp. Along with the benefit of intellectual growth, earning a graduate degree also brings with it the opportunity to advance your career, to increase your salary, and to become more respected in your field. Acceptance into a graduate program requires careful and early planning. Below is the link to the UT Tyler Graduate School and since we'd like to see you continue here at UT Tyler, included is a step-by-step planning guide to help you prepare for applying to The Graduate School.