Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

The term 'financial literacy' can be summarized as the ability to make informed financial decisions regarding your own personal fiscal situation. It goes without saying that it is imperative that students have at the very least a basic understanding of the principals of financial literacy to help them make better informed decisions while they are in school and after they have graduated. Our program strives to educate our students on fiscal matters by providing our students with:

One-on-One Counseling Sessions

Live Group Sessions

Web-based Resources

All Students

MD Students

  • AAMC/FIRST – The AAMC's FIRST program is a program designed by the Association of American Medical Colleges to help students navigate various financial topics ranging from financial aid to money management. Visit AAMC/First Website

Dental Students

  • ADEA – American Dental Education Association – offers a variety of information for current and prospective students. Visit ADEA Website
  • ADA – American Dental Association – Has several links to information regarding financial resources for students and recent graduates. Visit ADA Website
  • ADA Materials -  Documents covering topics such as financial planning and student loan contract analysis. View Documents

All Students – The following publications are available for download from OHSU and the Federal Trade Commission. We also maintain copies in our office.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – The CFPB has a laundry list of publications that address topics such as budgeting, managing college money, making financial decisions, and how to pick a student loan. Check out the site here.
  • National Endowment for Financial Education – This is a non-profit organization that has conducted extensive research into various aspects of personal finance. Check out their website here.

  • Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center - This is an organization that is based out of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. They are another research based organization that focuses attention on the issues surrounding financial literacy with a more global perspective. Check out their website here.

  • Federal Trade Commission – Focus on Finances – 16 page documents offering information on budgeting, credit, and debt repayment as well as other topics relating to personal finance.
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  • Federal Trade Commission – Building a Better Credit Report – 24 page document offering insight into how to managing an individual's personal credit. Read Article

Our office offers AAMC and ADA printed publications as well as publications from other independent third parties.