Financial Literacy at Berklee

In addition to your physical and mental health, it's important to take care of your financial wellbeing, too. Understanding the world of money will directly affect you, your education, and your professional career. Student Financial Services (SFS) has compiled resources to help you stay on top of your budget, loan debt, and other financial matters. 

This includes information on the following:

  • Basic banking skills
  • Setting financial goals
  • How to manage overspending
  • Preventing identity theft
  • Understanding credit

Conversations about Your Finances

Each week on the Berklee Hub, SFS will post a financial topic and related resource(s) relevant to the time of year that these issues are most likely to affect you. This series is aimed at helping you make smart choices when it counts and at engaging in conversations with your peers, parents, and Berklee staff to guide your financial future.

  • This week's featured resource is filing your FAFSA.

    It's time to renew your FAFSA. Applications are due February 1. See Filing Your FAFSA for more information.

September Topics:

October Topics:

November Topics:

December Topics:

February Topics:

March Topics:

  • Want Versus Need: Prioritzing Your Expenses
  • The Importance of Loan Exit Counseling
  • Remember to File Your FAFSA
  • Renting an Apartment
  • The Art of the Side Hustle

April Topics:

  • Repayment Options
  • Is It Smart to Consolidate Your Student Loans?
  • What Is the Difference between Deferment and Forbearance?
  • Smart Ways to Repay Your Student Loans
  • How to Avoid Default

May Topics:

  • Financial Literacy: Test Your Knowledge
  • 10 Money Skills You Should Master by 30

Financial Resources

We have teamed up with the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) Solutions, a nonprofit organization with numerous student resources designed to increase financial understanding. Their Financial Awareness Basics (FAB) tool is a great place to get the ball rolling towards a more financially confident future. 

Find more helpful resources on the "Paying for your Education" site.