Student Debt Counseling

Student Debt Counseling

Welcome to the Student Debt Counseling and Financial Management Program at OHSU. Our program is designed to be an educational and counseling resource for the students of OHSU to help our students better understand the fiscal challenges while participating in an OHSU field of study.  

Almost every student who attends OHSU does so with the help of financial assistance of some kind. Generally students fund their degree by borrowing from the Federal Government or from a private financial institution such as a bank. Regardless of how a student chooses to fund their time at OHSU, they are doing so by taking on a future financial responsibility.   Please review the Student Financial Planning Policy

By helping to mentor and educate students while they are attending OHSU, the Student Debt Management Program strives to help students create their own educational debt management plan so that they have a better understanding of their obligations and options after graduation.  

Look to our department as a resource for:  

Please note that there are some limitations concerning the counseling that we can provide. These limitations apply to:  

  • Investment Advice
  • Referrals to Specific Financial & Investment Institutions
  • Tax Advice
  • Selection of Insurance Products

Schedule an One-on-One Appointment Today!

How much debt do I have? Should I consolidate? Do I really have to repay everything? Am I eligible for loan forgiveness? What about my private loans?

These are just some of the questions that a student may ask before or after graduation.  Let us help you create a plan that works for you. Schedule your personal financial educational debt management session now and let us help you navigate the pool of resources before you drown in student debt.

Please contact Mike Matheny, Manager of Educational Debt Counseling and Financial Management Program at 503-494-7872 or to schedule an individual appointment.


What to Bring to an Appointment

A student should bring with them their most recent account statement from their loan service provider, a completed budget form, and any credit card or bank statements.

If the student has general questions relating to anything else, they should bring any relevant documentation that they have with them.