Student Loan Education Office


Lunch & Learn Money Management Workshop

Hello, Cyclones!

Do you struggle with understanding your student loans and want to learn more about your borrowing, your credit score and the meaning behind that three-digit number? Are you interested in learning how this can affect your ability to buy a mortgage or car loan later on? If we have your attention now…

Look no further! The Student Loan Education Office will be hosting their fifth ‘Lunch & Learn’ series this Fall to help students focus on building their own money management skills while at Iowa State. Feel free to enjoy your lunch during the workshop, which will be informal and open. As an added bonus, if you attend the session, you will be entered into a drawing to win our $2,500 Live Like a Student scholarship! The workshop is FREE and open all students.

Student Loans & Credit : How to pay them off, and build your credit
Thursday, October 11th, 12:30 PM—1:30 PM
0196 Carver Hall

This will be an introductory lesson on the basics of student loans, the repayment process and how loan borrowing and other financial decisions may affect your credit. Students will learn how to find their federal loan servicer, track or monitor their credit, and estimate their future student loan payments. All students are welcome to attend and any personal finance questions you may have are welcomed.

Please contact Megan Moore, moorem@iastate.edu for more information, or if would like to have the slides sent to you if you are unable to attend. Thank you!


We understand that managing your personal finances can take a lot of time and may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Our staff are here to help!

The mission of the Student Loan Education Office is to reduce Iowa State University students' loan debt and improve the overall financial health of Iowa State University students through education and understanding of how to finance their higher education.

The Student Loan Education Office advises students one-on-one to help make managing money easier. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Budgeting
  • Spending
  • Credit Cards
  • Credit Scores
  • Student Loans
  • Loan Repayment
  • Managing Debt
  • Basic Personal Finance

Contact Us

Call, stop in, or email us to ask questions or schedule your appointment. Scheduling appointments ahead of time is preferred.

Our staff is ready to help guide students through responsible borrowing, understanding how to effectively manage their money and understanding the impact of borrowing on their credit.

We are available for scheduled or walk-in appointments Monday – Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm.

Email: loaneducation@iastate.edu
Phone: (515)294-0677
In Person: 0680 Beardshear Hall
Mail: 0210 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road Ames, IA 50011-2103

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