For many college students, money is an extremely important and sometimes stressful topic. We know that understanding how to manage money is an important part of student success. Through education, awareness and mentoring, the Financial Wellness Center is designed to give all students tools and resources needed to empower them to make healthy financial decisions.

Meet one-on-one with a financial wellness coach regarding your PSU student account, re-enrolling at PSU, resolving a debt owed to PSU, understanding the cost of college, creating a sustainable budget, repairing credit, or repaying student loans. 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

While our physical office is closed, phone, chat and virtual drop-in appointments are available.

Fariborz Maseeh Hall (FMH)
First Floor, Suite 130 (physical office closed)
503-725-3440
fwc@pdx.edu

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Connect with a Financial Wellness Coach

Join the FWC virtual drop-ins to meet one-on-one with a Financial Coach. Virtual drop-in hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm, Fridays from 10am-12pm & 2-4pm. Join below or use Zoom Meeting ID: 950 1046 2806.

If you are a third-party sponsored student (an employer, embassy, or Veterans Affairs pays your tuition and fees) and would like to make an appointment with our third-party Financial Coaches, email 3rdparty@pdx.edu to schedule an appointment.


Online Financial Education

Students have free access to the FWC Financial Education Center for short modules and playlists with financial education insights such as:

  • Understanding your student loans and how to pay them off
  • How building your credit works
  • Different budgeting hacks
  • And more!

Logon to the Financial Education Center with your PSU credentials to check it out!


Third Thursday Monthly Info Sessions

Join the FWC every third Thursday where you can connect with Peer Mentors and Financial Coaches. They can help answer some questions about your individual financial needs and concerns. Peer Mentors are PSU students who have been specially trained to address financial issues specific to the student experience. Be sure to check out their "how to" stories through social media  at instagram.com/psufwc

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Financial Wellness Center Group Presentations

You can make a request to have the Financial Wellness Center present to your group. If you have questions about presentations send us an email: fwc@pdx.edu.


College Cost Meter

Each year you’re enrolled at Portland State University, we’ll send you an email with information about your total federal student loan debt that you have borrowed so far, as well as the total amount of tuition and fees you have paid to Portland State. The communication will include:

  • Your Total Federal Student Loan Debt: Your aggregate student loan borrowing amounts will be included. This means all federal student loans that you have borrowed, even if you borrowed loans at another school will be included. This will not include private student loans or credit card debt and the interest rate shown in the email will be estimated. Log into your federal student loan dashboard at studentloans.gov to review your official federal student loan totals and interest rates
  • Your Total Tuition and Fees: The total amount in tuition and fees that you have paid to Portland State will be included. This will not include housing charges, transportation charges, or other non-tuition charges paid to the University.
  • Your Estimated Federal Student Loan Repayment: The repayment estimation is based on the Standard Repayment Plan, which is a 10 year repayment plan. Other repayment plans are available which take your income into account when calculating your monthly payment. Use the Federal Student Loan Repayment Estimator to calculate your monthly repayment for all nine repayment plans.
  • Student Loan Limits: This communication will include a calculation the percent of the aggregate student loan limit that you have borrowed so far. Review the Federal Student Loan Limits.
  • Recommended Next Steps:

Resources

The Financial Wellness Center is committed to connecting students and their families with resources for financial education. Below are links to PSU-specific services, as well as links to other outside resources.

Credit Education

Debt Education

Financial Wellness

Money-Saving Resources

Tax Resources


The Financial Wellness Center is an educational service only, no advice is provided.

The Financial Wellness Center is an educational service only. We do not provide professional investment, legal, or tax advice. The information provided is for general educational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice of your investment, legal, and/or tax advisors or to be the basis of specific trading or investment activities. If you need investment, legal, and/or tax advice, please consult with one of these professionals directly.

The links to third-party financial resources are provided as a convenience for informational purposes only.  Neither Portland State University or its Financial Wellness Center endorses or approves any of the products, services or opinions of the entities or individuals associated with these links. Portland State University and its Financial Wellness Center bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of any external site associated with the links provided or any subsequent links.