The financially well person is fully aware of financial state and budgets, saves, and manages finances to achieve realistic goals. Financial wellness includes setting aside time to evaluate finances, planning for fixed and variable expenses, and finding stress relief outlets and gratitude for things that do not cost money.
- Cardinal Central: Located in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Cardinal Central is the one stop shop for help pertaining to all things financial. Students and their families will be supported with business processes such as financial aid, registration, bill pay, and 21st Century Scholars programs and services.
- Financial Aid and Scholarships: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA, is the key to determining whether you are eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid such as grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. FAFSA must be completed each year.
- On-Campus Student Employment: Explore flexible and accommodating on-campus student employment to help you pay for classes, gain valuable major-related experience, and build connections without leaving campus! Other career resources such as the Indiana Connection Lounge, Cardinal Career Fair, and Career-Ready Pathways can be found by exploring Career Center services.
- Financial Wellness Advising: Learn about budgeting, savings, credit, student loans, debt management, and banking needs in 1-on-1 financial coaching sessions. Email or call Financial Wellness Advisor, Evan Richter, at Evan.Richter@bsu.edu or 765-285-5762 to set up an appointment.
- Basic Needs Hub: Resources for students experiencing basic needs insecurity including food insecurity, housing insecurity, and financial emergencies.
- Veterans Affairs: Educational benefits for veterans, guardsmen, and family members through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of Indiana.
- VITA Free Tax Preparation: Need help filing your state and federal taxes? IRS-certified accounting students offer tax preparation and e-filing to students, employees, and families of Ball State University, Muncie Community Schools and other Delaware County taxpayers who meet IRS guidelines