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As I mentioned a few blogs ago, there is new program within Financial Fitness where I recently got a job as a Peer Financial Advisor. With seven advisors in total available Monday to Friday in both the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses, our schedules are flexible to meet yours. As a Peer Financial Advisor, we are here to help students understand their financial aid, plan for studying abroad, manage credit, create budgets, and much more, all in a safe and confidential setting. 
Whether you’re an incoming freshman with questions on your financial aid package or extra financial aid opportunities, a current student looking for credit or exploring the finances behind apartment searching, or a senior looking to graduate soon seeking exit counseling for loans, Peer Financial Advisors are able to help. It is crucial that student increase their awareness behind their personal finances. A common trend I see as an advisor is the accumulation of debt from simply not understanding terms and conditions behind financial instruments. 

If you’re interested in making an appointment, email financialfitness@depaul.edu. Whether it’s as small as brainstorming new methods of saving, or devising a plan to pay off loans, a Peer Financial Advisor can help. Also, if you’re a student organization looking for a speaker to come in and give a presentation on personal finances, Peer Financial Educators are available through the Financial Fitness program as well.


Look out for Peer Financial Advisors at events throughout both campuses during weekdays. Feel free to stop by for questions or simply to grab a personal finances booklet.