Peer Financial Counseling

Student Financial Services, with support from the Jefferson Trust, is pleased to announce Peer Financial Counseling, available as a free service to all UVA students.

 

 

Who We Are

Peer Financial Counseling offers all UVA students one-on-one help from trained peer counselors on a variety of topics, including budgeting, student loans, managing personal credit, and preparing a financial plan for an internship or when you transition to the workforce.  Our counselors understand the pressures that come with being a college student and want to help you to manage those pressures in your life.  We are not financial advisors, but we work with fellow students to help them sort out their financial values and priorities, and provide them ongoing support to stick with the financial plans they make.  All of us have a financial story, but before your questions about your finances become a burden, come talk with a Peer Financial Counselor.  We want to help you change your story.

How We Can Help

Counselors are trained to offer resources and support in:

  • Creating a budget and developing smarter spending habits
  • Obtaining and managing a personal credit card
  • Understanding student loans
  • Opening and managing a personal bank account
  • Basics of filing taxes
  • Identifying fraud and threats to your electronic identity
  • Preparing to enter the workforce

 

When and Where to Find Us

One-on-one counseling sessions are available Monday – Thursday, from 2pm – 6pm, in Room 245 of the Georges Student Center on the 2nd floor of Clemons Library or at another time mutually agreed upon.

    Contact Us Today

    To schedule a session with a counselor, please email PeerFinanceCounseling@virginia.edu with your name, the time and day you want to meet (note our hours of operation above), and a brief summary of your questions.  Through the end of April, we'll be selecting one person each week at random to receive a $25 UVA Bookstore gift card! 

    Students can also visit our Programming page for more information on upcoming financial wellness events. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for regular updates, event notifications, and personal finance tips.

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