Debt Management and Financial Literacy

Promoting financial literacy has been a primary mission of the School of Law Financial Aid Office since we opened our doors in 2009. Our financial literacy program promotes and encourages the study of financial education and facilitates credit analysis and budgeting skills to promote good money management.

The School of Law Financial Aid Office holds workshops every semester for law students wishing to learn more about credit, budgeting, and investing.

The workshops help students with planning and sticking to a monthly budget, smart spending, using credit wisely, managing education debt, and avoiding pilling on more debt. The workshops will teach students the elements of personal finance.

Workshops are presented by either School of Law Financial Aid Office staff or by experts in the field. Law students are highly encouraged to attend these upcoming workshops.

  • Balancing Personal Finances
  • Understanding Credit Reports and Scores
  • Identity Theft
  • Credit and Budgeting for Homebuyers
  • Fundamentals of Investing

State of California Disclosure: Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including some income-based repayment plans and loan-forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.