Financial Well-being

Financial well-being is the ability to understand and manage finances, make sound decisions, and become financially responsible by committing to acknowledging and assessing your financial state and by setting goals and action steps for financial wellness.


Financial Well-being Resources

GW Resources

Engage in Career and Professional Development
The GWU Career Services Center offers career coaching, self-assessment, online resume and cover letter development and assistance with networking and interviewing to help students and alumni discover their talents and interests, decide on an academic major, explore industries and career options and create an effective job search strategy. Additionally, GW Career Services works with student employees across the GW campus and affiliated partner sites throughout Washington DC.


Access Financial Assistance

Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance for assistance with loans, grants, scholarships, and more.


Increase Your Financial Literacy

The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center envisions a world in which individuals have the financial knowledge they need to fully participate in the economy and build secure futures. In working toward that vision, GFLEC has positioned itself as the world’s leading incubator for financial literacy research, policy, and solutions. GFLEC launched in 2011 at the George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C. Since then, it has pioneered breakthrough tools to measure financial literacy, developed and advised on educational programs, and crafted policy guidelines aimed at advancing financial knowledge in the United States and around the globe.


Access Food Insecurity Resources

Founded on the principles of faith, trust, and respect, The Store is a student-operated food pantry that provides resources and support for students living with food insecurity at GW. The Store’s mission is to address student needs at GW by offering food and other resources to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed.

Beyond GW

Financial Literacy Course (ALISON) 

This free online Financial Literacy course will teach you a range of tricks and techniques which you can use to help manage your finances better. Students will learn about saving money, budgeting, dealing with debt, insurance and retirement planning.


My Financial Mountain: Understanding Your Path to a Solid Financial Foundation (SkillShare)

As a general guide to financial planning, The course will guide you on a very realistic path to financial stability and financial freedom. If you have financial difficulties, if you want to know more about your personal finances, or if you want a method to follow and reach financial stability, this course is for you.


Personal Finance 101 (Udemy) 

This course is designed for anyone looking to gain an excellent, practical knowledge of personal finance, covering everything from to taxes to credit cards. This course is designed with complete beginners in mind. No previous personal finance knowledge is required, and you won’t need outside software or materials.


5 Tax Tips for College Students

Check out these tips to maximize your tax return.


Financial Wellness Guides

These guides can guide you through life's major financial decisions.



The GET app can show students their current GWorld balance and how much they can spend per day given that balance.


GW Mobile

GW Mobile has a variety of tools to help students plan and budget meals, find vendors that accept GWorld, etc.


Mint App

Mint is a budgeting app that connects directly to your bank account and updates your spending automatically. You can create any number of budgets, and they can get as specific as you like: coffee, movies, and other college student necessities will all be accounted for. 


Slice App

Slice keeps all the details from online purchases in one place, from receipts to shipping information. It even sends a notification when your package ships so you can keep an eye out for the delivery truck if you live off-campus. It also keeps your entire purchase history so you can upload it to a budgeting app all at once.


The College Investor Audio Show

July 29, 2020

Description: Do you need to start a budget or start fresh with a new app? Take a look at these popular budgeting apps and see which one is right for you!


Planet Money

This NPR podcast provides an outline of what is currently going on with the economy along with tips for personal finances.