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In addition to our office resources, we have partnered with American Student Assistance and the Harvard University Employees Credit Union to help engage students on financial literacy. Harvard also has a University-wide task force to assess student needs.

Resources available to you

  • SALT – A free financial education resource available to all Harvard students through American Student Assistance. It features relevant articles, practical advice, and interactive lessons designed to put you on the path to financial success. Whether you are a freshman just starting out or a senior preparing for graduation, SALT has something for you. Start with the Money 101 course and explore from there.
  • Balance Financial Fitness – A free program available to all students through the Harvard University Employee Credit Union. Balance offers a free info-line for budgeting and debt counseling. On their online platform they provide a wide-array of interactive calculators, checklists/charts, tool-kits to help you navigate financial decisions, and self-guided education modules to teach you the basics.
  • Shoestring Strategies for Life – Our Harvard Financial Aid Initiative student coordinators created this guide in an attempt to make life easier for students on a budget. It provides tips on how to eat for free, manage a bank account, snag dirt cheap textbooks, or entertain a group of friends without spending a penny.

    Get the Shoestring Strategies app for iPhone on the Apple App Store or for Android on Google Play.
  • Events -  As part of our financial literacy initiative we host both in-person and online programs that cover a range of topics all of them are geared toward helping you understand, manage and move forward in your financial life.