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Financial Education Tools

Columbia has partnered with iGRAD! Bringing you interactive financial education and wellness tools, scholarship information, student loan management options, plus webinars, to help you on the path to financial wellness. Create your account today with your Columbia email address, and it's all free!

The U.S Department of Education Federal Loan Simulator- Helps you estimate student loan payments, and choose a loan repayment option that best meets your needs and goals. You can also use it to decide whether to consolidate your student loans.

Finaid Accrued Interest Calculator - See how accrued interest could affect your loan balance. Even if you're not currently making loan payments, interest continues to accrue (grow). Regardless of whether you are taking a private or federal direct loan, paying a little each month toward your loan may reduce your total loan cost.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling Services (NFCC) - Find a nearby location to receive counseling for your budget, credit, debt, and more.

Wallethub Credit Estimator - Free Credit Score calculation.

FDIC Financial Planning Audio Podcasts - The basics about banking and budgeting.

FDIC Identity Theft & Fraud prevention - Tips on how to remedy and fight identity theft and fraud.