Financial Literacy

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The Financial Literacy Department at St. Philip's College is incredibly passionate about enhancing our students' financial education through the understanidng of economic concepts that allow our students to navigate their finances. Our goal is for our students to gain skills and knowledge to make educated and effective decisions with their money. The videos and links on this webpage can get you started on your journey to good financial health. We're in this together. 

  • Video Tutorials

  • iGrad

    iGrad is a great foundation of empowering students and their families to make effective personal finance, student loan, and career decision throughout their lives.  Click the link below to learn more about iGrad.

    View iGrad video

  • Certified Financial Coaching 

    Students can now receive free online financial coaching from a certified financial coach!

    Visit Certified Financial Coaching Online Financial Coaching Video

    Contact Enida Rehome at erehome@alamo.edu for more information or if you have questions. 

Managing your Money

Managing money can be a challenge for many reasons. Cash is being replaced by credit cards, debit cards, and pre-paid cards which makes spending very easy and saving much more difficult. Money management is all about minimizing your debt, maximizing your income, and establishing your savings. We are here to help you gain the tools needed to become a skilled spender and saver.

Simple Steps to Help Manage your Money

Simple Steps:

  • Start a Savings Plan
  • Follow a Budget
  • Monitor Your Spending
  • Don’t Buy on Impulse
  • Use Credit Wisely

Student Loans Resources:

Credit Report/History Information

Check your credit report at least once a year.  Your credit report will include information on all accounts under your name or associated with your social security number.  Consumers can receive free copies of their credit reports every 12 months from annualcreditreport.com.

Keep track of your credit report history using this FREE tool.

Credit Karma

Student Resources

Learn about credit reports and scores and find a sample dispute letter at www.Consumerfinance.gov/askcfpb.

For information recovering from identity theft visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft.

Have Student Loans?

Check your Federal Student Loan information and balance at the National Student Loan Data System. You will need to make sure your FSA ID is set up to access your account.  There are eight different repayment options when it comes to your student loans.  Please review your options below and contact Enida Rehome with any questions or concerns you may have.

Repayment Plans
  • Standard Repayment Plan
  • Graduated Repayment Plan
  • Extended Repayment Plan
  • Pay As you Earn Repayment Plan (PAYE)
  • Revised Pay as you Earn Repayment Plan (REPAYE)
  • Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR)
  • Income-Contingent Repayment Plan (ICR)
  • Income-Sensitive Repayment Plan

**IMPORTANT**   The PAYE, REPAYE, IBR, and ICR plans all offer forgiveness for remaining loan balances after a set period of time. But, these forgiven amounts may be treated as taxable income, which could potentially raise your tax bill.

Helpful Information

Resources

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Safe SPACEFirst Year ExperienceTutoring and Technology (TNT) Book Loan Program

  • August

    Monday-Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    September - December

    Monday-Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • January

    Monday-Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    February - May

    Monday-Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    First Saturday of Each Month
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Monday-Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Friday and Saturday
    Closed

     

     

Contact Information

Financial Literacy Coach
Liz Castillo
ecastillo262@alamo.edu
210-486-2473

Location
MLK Campus - Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 102C