Basic Needs

Financial Wellness Consultations


Financial Wellness Consultations

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Have you ever had these questions?

  • Where does my money go?
  • Do I have enough money for groceries? For rent?
  • What are the financial aid resources available to me?
  • How can I build my credit as a college student?

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.

RESOURCES

Check out our college-student-friendly personal finance resources!



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UCI Campus Resources

Get Connected On-Campus!
Click to visit Student Success Initiatives website
Click to visit UCI Office of Financial Aid Website
Click to visit UCI Scholarship Universe website
Click to view FRESH about
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.