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Book a 1-1 Financial Wellness Consultation with a FRESH Basic Needs Peer Educator!
What is a Financial Wellness Consultation?
You will meet with a trained Basic Needs Peer Educator for a 30-minute confidential consultation.
To book an appointment, you will submit an intake to provide information on your financial situation and describe what you would like assistance on.
During the 1-1 confidential consultation, students will learn how to set financial goals, develop a budget, build an emergency fund, and understand credit & debt management (ex: student loans).
*Note: If you have financial-aid specific questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) for assistance! You may (1) call OFAS at (949) 824-8262 between Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, (2) schedule a 15-minute appointment with a financial aid representative, and (3) email OFAS.
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FRESH Budget Template
New to budgeting? Visit our budget template that features a zero-based budget strategy. Hint: Book a financial wellness consultation with one of our Basic Needs Peer Educators to walk you through creating a budget!
Student Loan Simulator
Unsure about student loan payments? Federal Student Aid offers a Loan Simulator that helps you calculate student loan payments and choose a loan repayment option that best meets your needs and goals. You can also use it to decide whether to consolidate your student loans.
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Disclaimer: The services we offer are solely for informational and educational purposes. As Basic Needs Peer Educators, we are not certified to advise on your financial situation, but are trained to help you better understand basic personal finance concepts to promote financial wellness in a college setting.
Financial Wellness Consultations will be provided both in-person and via Zoom conferencing software.