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Student Financial Services

 

Debt Management

This page contains various informational links and resources for ATSU students to use to assist them in areas concerning budgeting, finances, counseling, and economic issues.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 660.626.2529 or by email at financialaid@atsu.edu

FAFSA 

  • File your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
  • ATSU School Code is G02477 (for all schools and campuses)
  • For questions about FAFSA, call 1-800.433.3243
  • PIN Application

Federal Student Loan Information

Credit Reports, Education and Counseling

 Tips:  Something to think about?

  • Develop a realistic budget to live by -- and stick to it!
  • Keep good records.  Maintain all loan material in a single location.
  • Review your credit report yearly by going to www.annualcreditreport.com.  Learn the importance of your credit rating.
  • Limit the number of credit cards that you carry -- out of sight, out of mind!
  • Pay your credit card balances off each month if at all possible!
  • Outline your professional and personal goals -- review annually.
  • Be smart about your loan choices
    1. Borrow only what you need
    2. Check interest rates to select the best loan
    3. Know your repayment and the deferment/forbearance options
    4. Read information about your loan choices
    5. Learn about different repayment options, such as Income-Based Repayment, Pay as You Earn, etc.