Students at the MU

Important Updates

  • In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Financial Aid and Scholarships will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024.
  • The Department of Education has announced they will send information from the 2024-25 FAFSA to schools in mid-March. This may result in a delay in financial aid packaging and offers for the 2024-25 academic year. While awaiting your financial aid offer, we encourage you to utilize the UC Davis Financial Aid Estimator to estimate your potential aid.

Responsible Borrowing

Consider your repayment amount before you borrow. Repayment schedules are often provided as part of the documentation a borrower reviews before completing the loan process.

Loan Payment Calculator

CashCourse Financial Calculators


Staying on a Budget

Staying on a budget will help you manage your money each month in order to avoid debt. Visit our budgeting page for more information. 

CashCourse Budgeting Calculators



Although credit cards can help build credit, misuse or mismanagement can damage your spending habits, credit score, and the ability to finance in the future.

You can build your credit without using a credit card including using your rent payment to build credit and staying on top of your student loans.

If you want to check your credit report, you can print one free credit report once a year from all 3 credit reporting agencies at

CashCourse: How Long Will it Take to Pay Off My Credit Card(s)?