Money & Finance
The Zenie Foundation believes effective adults possess core values, self-awareness, a commitment to learning and financial responsibility. We define financial responsibility as being financially self-sufficient and adopting responsible lifestyles consistent with financial means. Here are not only useful tools we have created to assist, but also other recommended sources to review.
College Affordability Toolkit (Zenie Foundation)
The result of listening to our students over the years and putting together an exercise to help you make smart, informed decisions about your future. This tool should not be used exclusively in your decision making, nor does it provide any financial advice. The Toolkit is designed to provide a snapshot of your financial situation and the potential impact of your college and career choices. It allows you to test a variety of scenarios and "estimate" the impact. We recommend you save various scenarios to compare. Please note: best displayed on laptop or desktop computer. This workbook is currently available as an Excel document.
Student Loan and Salary Calculator (FAME, Finance Authority of Maine)
Take a look at what your estimated salary could be by profession and calculate how many years may be needed to repay a loan. These are important steps to best plan your future.
Student Loan Repayment Calendar (Nerd Wallet)
GradSense A helpful website to find financial education tips.
Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School A longtime professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is making free tuition available to all students going forward.
10+ Student Loan Forgiveness Programs That Discharge Loans (Anna Helhoski, Nerd Wallet, 8.24.22)
To ensure you are making the best loan options, consider these ways that you could qualify for loan forgiveness.