Our Services

Don’t fret about debt. Living money smart is a better bet.

We created MoneySmarts in 2012 to help you make informed financial decisions.

Finances play a big role in accomplishing your life goals. Our office will help you identify those and work toward achieving them by establishing healthy money habits. We offer education on topics such as:

  • Savings
  • Budgeting
  • Credit and credit cards
  • Student loans
  • Debt
  • Workplace benefits
  • Study abroad
  • Major purchases
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Identity theft
  • Financial well-being
  • And more!

$126.4 millionreduction in student borrowing since 2011

23%decrease in student borrowing across all IU campuses

Advocate for yourself

We understand that sometimes there are things that impact your financial wellness that are out of your control, whether that be familial history, systemic barriers, or social stigmas. We want to help you take back control of your financial life.

We've partnered with student financial services, on- and off-campus organizations, as well as local communities to make the cost of education more understandable. Through a non-judgmental and supportive lens, our office will connect you with resources and educational material that will help you achieve your goals, promote well-being, and align your finances with your personal values and beliefs.

Explore the library

Whether you need a primer on student borrowing, a refresher on what your credit score is, or some advice about managing your budget, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our library.

We’ve created a mix of podcasts, blog posts, and articles that tackle just about any financial topic you can think of—and we’re always adding more.

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See how much your education will cost you

There are so many financial considerations to make when pursuing your education, it can be tough to figure out how much it will all cost.

Our calculator is designed to help take the guesswork out of the equation. You plug in the information you have, and the calculator will give you a solid estimate for how much you’ll pay for your IU degree.

Try the calculator