Manage Your Money

Use your college years to build a foundation for a lifetime of effective money management habits.

View these resources to assist you with financial aid, budgeting, protecting your identity, and making smart financial decisions.

When completing scholarship applications, fill out as much information as you can in the fields provided. Often the scholarship databases will then return scholarship information tailored to you.

You should never pay a fee to access scholarship information, and no scholarship application should ask you for your social security number.

As a general rule, if you're not comfortable sharing certain information, don't.


Steps to Avoid Student Loan Default

Understand your loan agreement, keep track of your loan information and stay in touch with your loan servicer. Login with your FSA User ID and click on "Manage Loans"

Login and Manage Loans

Loan Repayment Options

This is an online overview of options and information about federal student loans.

View Options and Info

Monthly Budget Worksheet

Where does your money go each month? This printable, customizable worksheet helps track your monthly income and expenses.

View Budget Templates

Strategies to Save Money

Spending habits and lifestyle choices to make an impact on your finances.

View Strategies

Savings Goal Calculator

Have a big purchase in mind or saving for a rainy day? See how long it will take you to reach your goal.

Calculate Your Savings

Credit Card Tips

Credit cards can be used to build credit, but can also get you into debt if you don't make good financial decisions.

Read Tips

Identity Theft

Learn helpful hints for preventing identity theft and steps to take if you become a victim.

Protect Your Online Identity

Free Credit Report

Federal law allows you to get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company. Make sure your credit report is accurate and monitor for early signs of identity theft.

Get Your Credit Report

Managing Household Records

General guidelines on what documents to keep, where to keep and how long to keep them as well as tips on creating a home filing system.

View Document Guidelines

Tax Information for Students

Information on filing your taxes, education credits and more.

View Tax Info

Disclaimer: The information presented above is made available to you for your independent use and is not a substitute for advice from a qualified financial professional. No endorsement of any third-party products or services is expressed or implied. 

Financial Aid Resources

Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance-grants, loans and work-study programs-for education beyond high school.

Student Financial Aid Information

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools - on or off the web.

Fastweb Scholarships

Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. We have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

Find Scholarships

Registered Users will be matched with Scholarships, Bursaries, and Grants, that fit their profile. To access their Free Scholarship Database, simply create your own profile.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Every year thousands of Iowa students and families benefit from the services of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. The Commission is a state agency that advocates for Iowa students and administers scholarship, grant, loan and related programs.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)

The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) helps individuals attain their educational and career goals. ICAN provides free information and support to families as they plan, apply, pay for and succeed in college.

College Savings Iowa

College Savings Iowa makes saving easy by offering Iowans investment choices, flexible contribution options, and one of the lowest costs of any 529 plan.

Proteus’ National Farmworker Jobs Program

Have you done farmwork on a seasonal or temporary basis in the past two years? You may qualify for Proteus’ National Farmworker Jobs Program. Proteus is funded through the Department of Labor and provides education assistance and job training for those who qualify.

Contact Us

West Burlington Campus Financial Aid
(319) 208-5014
(319) 208-5013

Keokuk Campus Financial Aid
(319) 313-1931
(319) 313-1922