There are a lot of different resources to help support you in developing your financial literacy and securing your financial future and wellbeing. Being tuned in to your financial wellbeing and security contributes so much to your overall wellbeing in so many ways. Here are some additional resources to help you make gains in your financial literacy and help establish and maintain your financial wellbeing.


CashCourse® is a free, online financial education resource designed specifically for college students. Created with input from real students and universities, CashCourse® equips you with information that helps you make informed financial decisions, from orientation to graduation and beyond.

To create your account:

  • Visit and click “Register Now” under the Students tab.
  • Complete the registration form with your name and crimson email account, and create a password.
  • Select your state and The University of Alabama from the drop-down menu.

3-credit hour Course

If you prefer to take a course in-person to increase your financial literacy, the Department of Consumer Sciences, within the College of Human Environmental Sciences, offers a 3-credit hour personal finance course. CSM 204: Intro to Personal Financial Planning and CSM 205: Honors Intro to Personal Financial Planning provide an overview of financial goal setting, budgeting, risk management, savings, and investments. Descriptions of these courses can be found on the Consumer Sciences Courses page.


There are a lot of considerations to think about when looking at different housing options as it impacts your financial planning.  Be sure to be well-informed about the various housing options both on campus housing as well as off-campus housing in the Tuscaloosa area. If you’re considering off-campus housing, remember to also consider additional things like renter’s insurance and your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

Additional Resources

UA has several resources on campus along with online resources to help you establish and maintain your financial wellbeing.  Students are encouraged to access these resources and to be familiar with the range of services and assistance that they can provide.