An introduction to key financial and workplace skills needed for a successful transition from school to work.
Salary Expectations Versus RealityMost young people tend to overestimate their starting salaries.
Workplace Transition IntroductionAn overview of topics covered in our Workplace Transition material.
Creating Healthy Spending HabitsNo matter how much or how little you earn, your spending habits play a major role in your financial health.
The Concept of ProfessionalismBeing a “professional” paves the way for both current and future success, no matter what career you choose. Professionalism requires you to draw upon a set of skills that may seem outside the specific skills required for your job.
This course covers the basic concepts required to effectively manage money while in college.
An introduction to student loan repayment choices and strategies. Visit the Library for in-depth coverage of repayment plan options.
Making Smart Repayment DecisionsFlexible federal student loan repayment plans can help you avoid financial trouble and reach your financial goals.
How Repayment Plan Choices Affect Loan CostYour repayment plan choice can greatly affect your monthly payment and the total cost of your student debt.
Deferment and Forbearance OptionsBoth deferment and forbearance can help you avoid financial trouble. If you think you might qualify, reach out to your loan servicer as soon as you first experience financial difficulty.
Public Service Loan ForgivenessIf you work in certain fields or for certain employers, a portion of your Direct Student Loan debt may be eligible for forgiveness.
Avoiding Delinquency and Default“Delinquent” and “Default” are similar words. Both refer to late payments, but the consequences of each are very different.
Managing Loans in Times of Financial DistressYou can’t always prevent financial stress, but how well you manage it will make all the difference in how successful you’ll be in meeting your repayment obligation.
Savings Strategies For a Large Purchase
Specific strategies for saving for large purchases like a new appliance or a special trip.
Founded in 1963, Pitzer College is a top-ranked liberal arts and sciences college. Pitzer students shape their own college experience. Focused educational objectives guide undergraduates as they plan their academic careers. Students can work with faculty advisers to create their own special majors.