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 Faye Heard,
MPH, Senior Director for Enrollment Management, by email at or by phone at 205-934-2332.

Upcoming Events


Monitoring, Maintaining, and Improving Your Credit Score
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 2:00 pm CST

Learn About the AAMC Financial Wellness Program
Friday, November 17, 2023, at 1:00 pm CST

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 12:00 pm CST 

A Resident's Guide to Finances and Loan Repayment
Friday, January 26, 2024, at 1:00 pm CST

Home Financing for Medical Students and Residents
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 12:00 pm CST

Repayment Strategies for Graduating Medical Students (with MLOC Demo)
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 12:00 pm CST

Choosing Insurance as a Medical Student or Resident
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 1:00 pm CST

AAMC Resources

Money Matters Budgeting Workbook

Download the workbook

Money Matters Newsletter Archive

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

Contact us

If you have questions about completing the FAFSA, please contact Faye Heard at or 205-934-2332.