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Debt Counseling
Student Loans
Budgeting Tools
Savings
Credit
HealthCare
Insurance
Taxes
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Need immediate help with your credit debt?

The National Foundation for Consumer Credit (NFCC) offers:

  • Credit Counseling
  • Debt management plans
  • May contact your creditors and make arrangements for reduced payments on your bills

Visit their site at www.nfcc.org.

Student Loan Repayment Options

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) - Provides a centralized, integrated view of all your student loans and grants.

Federal Student Aid -  Understanding the repayment process for your federal student loans can go a long way toward building a solid financial foundation.

Federal Student Loan Income-Based Repayment (IBR) Plan – Repayment plan that is based on your income and family size.

Federal Student Loan Servicing – View and manage your federal student loans online. In addition, you can consolidate your loans which allows you to combine one or more of your federal education loans into a new loan.

Budgeting Tools

Hands on Banking – The Hands on Banking program is a free public service provided by Wells Fargo.

Mint.com – Need to get a handle on your finances fast and free? Mint does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending for you.

UT Arlington Budget Tool – Quick and easy tool to budget your school expenses.

Budget Pulse – Organize your cash flow, expenses and bank account in one place.

UTA Cash Course  Educate Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals.

MyMoney.gov  Website is dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy  A free program to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

Everfi  The leading education technology platform to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills such as Financial Literacy, Student Loans, Digital Literacy, etc.

Learn Vest  Empowers women everywhere to take control of their personal finances so that they can afford their dreams.

Debt.org Mission is to arm everyone from young adults to the recently retired with information and tools to make sound financial decisions for a fruitful life.

Loanhero – Empower student loan borrowers with the tools to repay their student loans more intelligently - saving time, money and frustration.

Savings

Spring Coin – An online debt relief coach that paves a clear “get out of debt” path.  This tool will help you create a budget and give you personalized spending insights on how to cut down expenses.

Smarty Pig – Hands-free savings account for setting goals.  Set a goal and choose the amount you want to contribute each month to reach that goal, and Smarty Pig automatically pulls that amount from your checking account each month.

Checking Finder  Find the best checking account in your location.  Enter your zip code and compare banks and credit union rates.

MySavings.com MySavings is an online community dedicated to bringing together consumers to share money saving tips and offers.

Credit

AnnualCreditReport.com: This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Experian – One of the best providers of credit information.  Offers credit reports, credit help online to teach you how to successfully manage your credit rating and protect against credit card fraud.

Federal Reserve  Provides a wealth of information about the new rules for credit card companies.

HealthCare

The University of Texas System contracts with Academic Health Plans to provide a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan to UTA students. The insurance plan is underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Please access the Academic Health Plans' website for complete coverage information and how to enroll.

Health Services - The University of Texas Arlington Health Services is an AAAHC accredited outpatient (ambulatory) facility open Monday through Friday during the academic year. Health Services offer quality health care services to eligible students. Their goal is to be students' first stop on-campus for those times they are not feeling well or have a health care need.

**Some procedures performed at Health Services are covered at 100%. This coverage includes laboratory, pharmacy (co-pays are $10/generic, $15/brand name), x-rays, most gynecology, and mental health visits. Pre-existing conditions and the annual deductible do not apply to visits at Health Services.

For specific questions about enrolling and coverage to Academic Health Plans, please call (855)-247-7587.

Insurance

Insurance provides financial protection from accidents and other unexpected events. Different kinds of policies insure against different "risks," which might include a traffic accident that damages your car, an apartment fire that destroys your personal property, or an illness or injury that requires expensive medical treatment.

Help Insure - This page provides information about auto insurance, renters insurance, and health care coverage for younger Texans.

Taxes

1098T Education Tax Benefits

Tax Credits for Higher Education Expenses

Other

WiseBread – Are you a recent graduate and need help with student loan repayment options, finding a job, or ways to save on a budget? This site can help!

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