Peer Financial Coaching is here to help improve student’s financial wellness. Our coaches are trained and encompass a true understanding of financial literacy that can be utilized to ensure students are making positive financial decisions as well as reducing financial stress. Peer coaching also provides students with the resources necessary to ensure a proper financial education.


The Peer Financial Coaching initiative is an ongoing partnership between Alabama Credit Union, the UA Culverhouse School of Accountancy LIFT (Learning Initiative and Financial Training) program and the UA Student Health Center’s Department of Health Promotion and Wellness. This initiative is an essential component of a comprehensive plan to ensure UA students obtain a solid financial literacy foundation and would not be possible without this partnership. Through generous financial support from Alabama Credit Union, UA peer coaches undergo a rigorous financial counseling certification program that provides them with the skills and knowledge necessary to assist their peers. In addition, the UA Culverhouse School of Accountancy LIFT program provides faculty support, while also providing an opportunity for peer coaches to receive academic credit. Finally, the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness provides coaching expertise support for peer coaches as it relates to goal setting, encouraging positive behavior change and increasing self-efficacy.


What to expect:

  • You will be meeting with a trained peer financial coach for your free, confidential 30-minute session.
  • Your coach will ask questions to get to know you and help you gain a better understanding of your current finances and your financial goals.
  • You will then have the opportunity to increase your financial knowledge and develop a plan to achieve your goals.
  • Finally, you will create a list of next steps that you can take in moving forward.

Areas of support:

  • Financial Goal Setting
  • Banking Basics
  • Budgeting
  • Credit Education
  • Student Loan and Debt Management Education


Book your Peer Financial Coaching session.

Peer Coaches

Meet the Peer Financial Coaches.


For assistance with scheduling a Peer Financial Coaching session, call 205-348-2258.


UA Peer Coaching provides educational services only. We do not provide investment, legal, tax, or financial planning and retirement services or advice. Information provided and links to third-party resources are exclusively for educational purposes and are not a substitute for professional advice. Neither the University of Alabama nor its Department of Health Promotion and Wellness endorse or approve any products or services associated with the links or resources provided through UA’s Peer Financial Coaching services and are not responsible for the accuracy, legality, or content of any external link or resource provided.