Presentations and Events
Student Financial Services offers a variety of financial aid, housing, and financial wellness events that are available to all BUMC students. Workshops and seminars are a vital source of information for students who want to better understand every aspect of the financial aid process. Our financial wellness events seek to provide students with a wealth of information that can help students with better managing their money, managing debt, and improving their wellbeing before and after graduation.
Harvard Medical School Fall Financial Literacy Lecture Series
Our colleagues at HMS have opened their informative financial literacy series to all medical students across Boston. Sessions are held every Tuesday in October from 7-8 PM. Click on the below links to access the programming. The following flyer has more information for each session including the Zoom link: Fall Financial Literacy Lecture Series 2023
AAMC FIRST Webinar Series and Knowledge Center
AAMC-hosted webinars are open to the entire BUMC community. Upcoming and recorded sessions can viewed on the AAMC’s Managing Your Finances Page.
Financial Fitness 101: Building your Financial Foundation
Financial Fitness 101 introduces students to budgeting, understanding basic credit, managing living expenses, and provide tips, resources, and hints on ways to save money during college and improve your overall financial wellbeing. These sessions were held throughout October for students in the BUMC community. You can find the slides, links, and resources provided during the workshop at Financial Fitness 101 Presentation.
AccessLex Road to Zero for Boston University Students
Setting yourself up for successful loan repayment takes strategy and planning.
Creating your individual path to pay your loans down to zero requires an awareness of your financial goals, your career goals, your personal and family goals, and an acknowledgement of your current financial situation. Leah Young from AccessLex Institute hosted a virtual session with BUMC students to provide information on loan repayment effective strategies for managing student loan debt. A recording of the session is available.
AccessLex Road to Zero Recorded Session – March 15, 2023 (BU log-in required)
Understanding Credit 101 Presented by Experian
Ever wonder about the importance of a credit report or why a credit score matters? SFS partnered with Experian, one of the largest credit reporting agencies, to provide the BU community with a free virtual webinar to help attendees understand the basics of credit reports and scores. You can find a recording of the webinar here. (Passcode: tYF^W^93)
Experian Understanding Credit
Experian Advanced Understanding Credit: 201: (pdf only)Building on the 101 session, this Advanced Credit presentation will go beyond the basics, helping you better interpret the information on your credit report, understand how lenders evaluate consumers for credit, and tips to improve your credit score.
AccessLex Institute Road to Zero
The AccessLex Institute Road to Zero provides great resources for graduate/professional students weighing all the options in selecting a federal loan repayment program.
ADEA Educational Debt Management Materials for Dental Students
The materials on the ADEA website will assist dental students with better managing their student loans and planning their overall repayment strategies.