Financial Wellness Services

The Heersink School of Medicine’s financial wellness program is designed to equip our students with the skills they need to be successful financially. This program focuses on the ability to manage personal finance matters and it includes the knowledge of making appropriate decisions about finance, such as budgeting, loan repayment options, and saving.

The mission of the program is to ensure students are confident and empowered about money matters with an assurance they will be able to pay back their student loans.

The goal of the program is to make sure students have the resources they need to make financial decisions while they concentrate on their medical school education.


  • One-on-One Meetings
    • Applying for Federal Student Aid and Scholarships
    • How to Use the Money Matters Budgeting Workbook
    • How to Budget for Relocation in your Third Year
    • Non-Educational Debt Counseling
  • Webinars
    • How to Pay for Medical School
    • Financial Aspect of your Fourth Year
  • Budgeting Tools and Helpful Links

Loan Management/Repayment

Make an Appointment

Have questions about financial aid or scholarships? Need help figuring out your budget? Make an appointment with La Shaundria Thomas, MSM, program manager for Medical Student Financial Services.

Schedule your appointment online or contact La Shaundria at or 205-934-2332.

Upcoming Events

AAMC/First Friday Webinars

AAMC Resources

Money Matters Budgeting Workbook

Download the workbook

Money Matters Newsletter Archive

September 2022
August 2022

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022, MS1-MS3 Special Edition

February 2022, MS4 Special Edition
January 2022
December 2021
October 2021
October 2021, MS4 Special Issue
September 2021
August 2021
August 2021, MS1 Special Issue
August 2021, MS2 Special Issue
August 2021, MS3 and MS4 Special Issue
July 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
January 2021, MS4 Special Issue

Contact us

If you have questions about completing the FAFSA, please contact La Shaundria Thomas at or 205-934-2332.