UT Tyler Student Money Management
Before, During and After College
Whether you're a freshman, a student transferring from another school or a currently active 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.
UT Tyler Resources
Below are links to events and departments at UT Tyler that might be of value to you while starting your college experience.
- Student Life & Leadership
- Career Services
- The Graduate School
- UT Tyler Financial Aid
- UT Tyler Scholarships
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 when starting college. Below are some resources and articles with great information on how to plan for financial success.
- Freshman Checklist (PDF)
- Sophomore and Junior Year Checklist(PDF)
- College Expenses (PDF)
- Financial Goals Worksheet (PDF)
- Student Personal Monthly Budget (Excel)
- The Prioritizer Calculator
- 15 Signs of Serious Debt Trouble
- Managing Your Debt
- Setting Priorities
- Cash Course
- My Campus Funds
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 are articles with valuable information for parents before their child becomes a college student.
- A College Checklist for Parents
- 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 newfound 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, owning your own apartment and making those big purchases on your own.
- UT Tyler Housing
- Dorm Room Checklist (PDF)
- College Costs On Campus Planning Guide (PDF)
- College Costs Off Campus Planning Guide (PDF)
- My First Apartment
- SMM Credit Page: Home & Auto Financing
- Eating Healthy on a Budget Cookbook (PDF)
- Shopping List Handout (PDF)
- Meal Planner (PDF)
No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health insurance covers these costs and protects you from very high expenses. Read the article below to understand the importance in having insurance.
When it comes to starting up your own business, it can be very scary and challenging. Below are some links and resources to help you become a great business man/women.
- Small Business: Tips for Getting Started
- Small Business Learning Center
- Take Your Business Global
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.
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 Web page for updated information about deadlines and regalia.