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Financial Aid FAQs

Search our FAQ database of commonly asked questions about financial aid.


Money Management

This all starts with knowing what resources you have and where is it is being spent. Make good decisions and take action proactively regarding your financial situation!

  • Always check your credit history (Online credit check — Equifax)
  • Make a budget and try to stick to it
  • Always plan for an emergency-budget in money for repairs, extra costs, and other unexpected expenses (medical/dental)
  • In over your head? Consider credit counseling. Here are some helpful websites:

When in doubt, speak with a financial aid advisor.


Budgeting Tips


Discounts & Savings


Awards — Search Engines


Books and other resources

  • Debt Free Graduate by Murray Baker (Money$marts Publishing, 1996, 2008 ed.)
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki (1997, 1998 ed.)
  • The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suze Orman (Three Rivers Press, 1996, 2006 ed.)
  • 50 Simple Things you can do to Improve your Personal Finances by Ilyce R. Glink (Three Rivers Press, 2001)
  • Personal Finance for Canadians for Dummies by Eric Tyson and Tony Martin (Wylie, 2001)
  • The Everything Get of Debt Book by Cheryl Kimball and Faye Kathryn Doria (Adams Media, 2002)
  • The Ms. Spent Money Guide by Deborah Knuckey (John Wiley & Sons Inc , 2001)
  • The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton (Financial Awareness Corp. 1989.)