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

Money Matters Quick Clips

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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


Filing Taxes as a Medical Student or Upcoming Resident
Friday, March 31, 2023, 1:00 pm CST

Repayment Strategies for Graduating Medical School Students
Friday, April 28, 2023, 2:00 pm CST

Preparing for Your Financial Life After Medical School
Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 1:00 pm CST 

MedLoans(R) Organizer and Calculator (MLOC) Demo Session
Thursday, June 8, 2023, 1:00 CST 

AAMC Resources

Money Matters Budgeting Workbook

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Money Matters Newsletter Archive

March 2023, MS1-MS3 Special Edition
March 2023, MS4 Special Edition
January 2023
December 2022

November 2022
October 2022, MS4 Special Edition 
October 2022, MS1-MS3 Special Edition 
September 2022
August 2022

June 2022
May 2022
April 2022

Contact us

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