FAQ

Is my personal information safe?
ABSOLUTELY! Your privacy is our first concern. Any information provided through our web site or one-on-one is kept 100% confidential, without fail, guaranteed.
Do I need an appointment?
No, but it helps and is recommended. Setting an appointment makes sure an associate is available to handle your needs without interruption. Use the "Contact Us" link to schedule a time that fits your schedule.
Can Student Money Management Services help with my tax return?
No. SMMS may direct you to certain resources, such as irs.gov or an online tax filing service, but cannot give tax advice. Try Legal Services for Students here.
Will Student Money Management Services have my creditors/lenders/bill collectors stop calling me?
No. SMMS will help you understand your billings and loans but will not call your creditors for you. You do have rights to prevent harassment but your creditor may have a right to collect their debt!
Can I get some great stock and investment tips?
We wish! No, SMMS does not provide investment advice or investment recommendations to students. Giving investment advice is not the function of this office. The Peer Educators work with students coaching on basic money management skills and budgeting. You will have to consider an outside source for investment advice and information.
I want to know more! Where can I find real life information about buying a car or house, how my taxes are done, investments, insurance, etc?
Enroll in FIN 101 or FIN 301. Personal Finance is a 3-credit hour class elective that provides tools to better understand financial decisions. We highly recommend this class and is available to all majors. See "I WANT MORE PERSONAL FINANCE" in the FIN 101 link.

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