Personal Fiscal Fitness
Whether you're carpooling to cut fuel costs, clipping coupons to stretch your grocery store dollars, seeking answers about retirement or worrying about finding your first job, resources are available at Duke.
- Duke University Federal Credit Union - offers free financial seminars on campus on topics ranging from "Building a Better Budget" and "Homebuying" to "Finding the Right Investment." Seminars are open to students and staff, faculty and their family members.
- Duke Human Resources Benefits - hosts a series of financial workshops each May during Financial Fitness Week, and also offers retirement investment seminars on April 21, May 19, and June 23.
- Credit counseling and financial assistance is also available through federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which offers mortgage advice through local HUD-approved credit counselors. HUD also oversees HOPE for Homeowners, a national program authorized by the Economic and Housing Recovery Act of 2008 that helps qualified borrowers avoid foreclosure by providing home refinance loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration.
- Career counseling and advice about financial aid and loan repayment are available through the Career Center and the Office of Financial Aid.
- Current students who want help finding a job or internship in these challenging times should visit the Career Center.
- Students and parents with questions prompted by a change in financial circumstances are encouraged to seek assistance from the Office of Financial Aid.