Throughout your years at Syracuse University and beyond, you’ll make personal financial decisions that affect your day-to-day spending, and your long-term financial well-being.

To assist you in becoming more financially savvy, money management assistance is available from Syracuse University’s financial literacy program, “I Otto Know This!” This program will help you:

  • Develop a budget
  • Make good borrowing decisions
  • Establish good credit
  • Be a smart shopper
  • Prevent identity theft
  • Learn banking basics

Check out these program components:

  • Student-to-student educators: Get your questions answered by meeting with a specially-trained mentor.
  • Lifeskills Modules: Tap into money management skills using an interactive format.
  • Money Awareness Program (MAP): Learn about Syracuse University’s initiative to replace loan debt with grant.
  • Federal TEACH Grant: See if you’re eligible for these federal grants available to students enrolled in the School of Education who agree to teach high-need subjects to low-income students.
  • Financial Counseling: Receive one-on-one counseling about your student loan borrowing in person with your financial aid counselor or student educator, email or call (315) 443-1513.
  • Presentations: Arrange to have an educator speak to your group by email or call (315) 443-1513.