Student Financial Well-Being Resources

The UMSSW and UMB offer several resources to support student financial well-being which include but are not limited to the following: 

Student Financial Well-Being Fairs on the Baltimore and Shady Grove Campuses
Student resources are provided including a variety of topics that affect student financial well-being. Presentations include:

  • Understanding the psychology behind financial decision-making, 
  • Learning to manage credit and student loan debt,
  • Creating individual spending plans that work for you,
  • Financial wellness seminars, and 
  • Getting help with taxes.

Office of Student Services
The Office of Student Services (OSS) provides direct one-on-one services for students addressing the many challenges during a student’s tenure. Students may contact OSS directly at stservices@ssw.umaryland.edu or Henriette Taylor, Assistant Dean of Student Services, at HTaylor@ssw.umaryland.edu.

The Student Emergency Fund  
Supported by the generosity of SSW Alumni and many SSW community members, the Student Emergency Fund (SEF) is a $599.00 limited, one-time financial assistance for currently enrolled graduate students who are experiencing a financial hardship due to a sudden or unforeseen event. Criteria, application, and contact information can be found at https://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/student-services/important-campus-resources/student-emergency-fund/.

Financial Aid Office
Providing assistance to any UMB student who seeks support in obtaining funding to finance their education cost, the Financial Aid Office encourages SSW students to email ssw@umaryland.edu to address any questions or concerns. 

Office of University Student Financial Assistance
Information on financial assistance for prospective, current and graduating students can be found at https://www.umaryland.edu/fin/about-us/. This includes financial aid calculators, information on work study opportunities, and student loan repayment options. Free workshops offered through the Office of Financial Education and Wellness can be found at https://www.umaryland.edu/fin/financial-education-and-wellness/programs/.

In addition to the above campus-based resources, the statewide non-profit CASH Campaign of Maryland offers numerous financial well-being services that SSW students may wish to explore. These include free tax-preparation services for individuals, families and small businesses, benefits eligibility screening, financial coaching, and a calendar of free financial education classes throughout the year offered through the Maryland CASH Academy.