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Point Park University is deeply committed to student success and ensuring that our students have the tools they need to effectively manage their money. Our goal is to provide you with information that will expand your financial literacy so you can make informed decisions throughout life.

 

The University has many resources to assist you in attaining your degree. The Office of Student Accounts and the Office of Financial Aid should be the first stop for any student seeking information and resources on paying for your education. Our offices are dedicated to providing students with tools, resources, and information to assist you in your financial decision making.

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The Higher Education Opportunity Act (sections 1041 and 1042) requires that the secretary of the treasury, in consultation with the secretary of education and other agencies, enhance financial literacy among postsecondary students through developing initiatives, programs and curricula that improve student awareness of short- and long-term costs associated with student loans and other debts and assisting students in navigating the financial aid process.

The following information is available to help educate our students and families and assist them in making informed decisions to reach their financial goals.

  • WhichWay Point Park has partnered with WhichWay to provide students with a free and simple way to learn how to effectively manage their financial resources.  WhichWay offers a series of short course modules designed to educate students on topics such as  the basics of budgeting, financial literacy, setting goals, understanding credit and applying for financial aid.  Download the WhichWayApp from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play.
  • National Student Loan Data System  NSLDS is a helpful resource in federal student loan management, as it allows students to view a summary of all of their federal student loans, as well as the contact information for the holder(s) and servicer(s) of their loans.
  • StudentAid.gov  Department of Education website to complete FAFSA, Entrance and Exit Counseling, sign Master Promissory Note, apply for PLUS loan, student loan consolidation and other student aid resources.
  • Credit Card Insider  Free resource to assist consumers in finding the right credit card and getting the most out of it and tools to help you use credit responsibly.
  • CashCourse.org  CashCourse.org serves as a great resource for students as it speaks to many of the common financial pitfalls they may encounter during their college years.
  • MappingYourFuture.org  Mapping Your Future is a free resource for career, college, financial aid and money management information. The goal is to help individuals achieve life-long success by empowering students, families and schools with web-based information and services.
  • My FICO   Get the details on your FICO score, understand positive and negative influences, how to monitor it and full access to customer support. View more information about FICO scores.
  • MyMoney.gov   This is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
  • PNC Financial Literacy 101   Before you borrow, understand the ins and outs of paying for college.
  • SallieMae.com/FICO   This is a good time to become aware of what credit is and how to responsibly manage credit health. 
  • USA.gov/credit-reports  Credit reports contain information about your bill payment history, loans, current debt, and other financial information. They show where you work and live and whether you've been sued, arrested or filed for bankruptcy.
  • YouCanDealWithIt.com   Provides practical advice about paying for college and managing your debt.