Missouri State University

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Literacy In Financing your Education

Mission Statement:

To use ‘real life’ scenarios in order to help students develop an understanding of how to successfully manage their money and finance their education

MSU Real L.I.F.E.

The Office of Student Financial Aid has developed the MSU Real LIFE experience to better connect with students, answer their questions about financial aid, and teach them successful money management skills.  MSU Real LIFE plans to team up with organizations across campus to offer valuable presentations on budgeting, student loans, and credit, to create a website and videos to help answer students’ questions about financial aid, and to form a team of four peer financial counselors to meet with students one-on-one to help students’ individual financial questions.

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What's new with Real L.I.F.E.?

MSU Real LIFE has moved! We are still located in Carrington Hall but we now have our own area! Stop by to check us out in Carrington 419!


Nelnet offers a new series to students!  The Money Mondays webinar series offers students a free, easy-to-access way to learn about money from the comfort of their own computers.

Simply sign up at www.nelnet.com/moneymondays, then join the scheduled webinars to learn about a new topic each time. When you finish the series, you will have the tools you need to talk about money with confidence, manage finances more responsibly, and make solid financial plans for the future.

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