Budgeting and Career Planning

Use the links you'll find here to financially plan your college years as well as life after college.

Financial Awareness Counseling

This link will assist students on many different financial topics, including budgeting, saving and successfully managing student loans. (Click on budgeting icon on the page that comes up to begin video.)

Hands on Banking

A fun, interactive site that teaches money skills such as banking basics, budgeting, credit and more.


This web site will help you look for information on how to finance the rest of your college education or successfully land a job.  This web site is designated Iowa's College Access Network by the National College Access Network (NCAN). You'll find information on:

  • How to succeed in college
  • Navigating life on campus.
  • Choosing career and interest areas for life after graduation.
  • Paying for college.
  • Managing your money.
  • Additional tools, links and resources

Repayment Chart for Federal Loans and for Private Loans

Iowa Student Loan has made available the Standard Repayment Plan Chart for federal loans and a Private Loan Repayment Chart, which includes interest only payments and a monthly payment plan based on 240 monthly payments.

Identity Theft

In an ongoing effort to manage your credit, it is increasingly more important that you take steps necessary to protect your identity. Identity theft occurs when someone obtains important personal information, such as your name, address, date of birth, social security number, mother's maiden name, or account numbers to commit fraud or theft. Visit www.iowaattorneygeneral.org/consumer/advisories/ident_theft.html for information and guidance on how you can protect your identity.

In Iowa, consumers can request one free credit report every 12 months from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. If your identity has been stolen, it will be evident on these reports so we encourage you to request them yearly. To request your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call 877.322.8228.