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Financial Literacy & Default Management

Know and Grow! Information on budgeting, money saving apps, savings, credit and debt, loans and interest, and planning for the future.  #finlitknowandgrow

The Georgia Southern University Office of Financial Literacy, within the Department of Financial Aid,  provides personal financial and money management education to students. In addition to seminars and presentations, we provide confidential individual financial consultations and planning services. All of our outreach and coaching services are offered at no cost to students at all Georgia Southern campuses. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a Financial Literacy counselor, please email Please include your Eagle ID and desired time, date, and campus location. If you would like to schedule a presentation please email, please include the desired time, date, and campus location. Please keep in mind: the cutoff time to request presentations will be 7:30 P.M.

Within our department, you can:

  • Learn how to plan, track and review income, savings, and expenses
  • Understand credit reports and scores
  • Learn how to establish and manage credit
  • Create a financial survival plan for college
  • Plan for tuition and fee payments
  • Create repayment plans for student loans and personal debt
  • Plan for expenses and living costs after college
  • Learn how to live without your parents’ money and financial support
  • Analyze job offers and benefits packages

Services we cannot provide:

  • Bankruptcy counseling
  • Mortgage and refinancing counseling
  • Investment advice
  • Contacting creditors
  • Selection of financial institutions
  • Selection of financial planning services
  • Retirement planning
  • Tax advice and filling assistance

Financial Literacy Modules

Financially literate individuals use financial knowledge to make better financial decisions. From everyday spending to long-term financial planning, effective money management means using money to further your personal goals – no matter what they are. We have many modules to help you get a better understanding of obtaining your goals, click HERE.

Last updated: 1/30/2023