Paying for college is an investment and can be an initial step towards achieving your career goals and dreams. Financial literacy and understanding the basics of financial management is imperative towards building a healthy financial future. Columbia College of Nursing is excited to offer you these free available tools and resources, to help you fine tune your skillset for building a life of financial health and wellness. These tools are available for you to better understand college costs and affordability, budgeting, and managing loan indebtedness.
GradReady is a resource tool provided by Columbia College of Nursing to help students develop financial wellness knowledge and enhance decision-making for managing personal finances. GradReady consists of three main sections to assist students throughout your college career and beyond.
- Paying for College
- Money Management
- Real-World Finance
Students can calculate estimated repayment options by looking up their total amount borrowed and interest rates on secured loans, via the NSLDS website listed above. Please note: this calculator estimates repayments using the standard repayment option. For additional, repayment options, please contact your loan servicer(s).