Financial Wellness

Get To Know Us - SMU Financially Fit Program

The SMU Financially Fit program is dedicated to the financial empowerment of SMU students.

The events we host on campus are just one way we show it! 

Mission Statement: The SMU Financially Fit Program is committed to creating and maintaining a culture of financial empowerment within our student body through information sessions, individualized consultations, and various interactive workshops.

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  Upcoming Events






Want to increase your financial literacy knowledge? Well theses workshops are for you!

Come down to the Laura Lee Blanton building room 108 on the dates below!

Budgeting Things  Credit Strong  Get Out
 2/19/2020 1:00 pm  2/17/2020 2:00 pm  2/25/2020 1:00 pm
 3/5/2020 11:00 am  2/26/2020 3:00 pm  3/5/2020 12:30 pm

Six Lessons Every College Student Should Learn About Money:

1. FAFSA & CSS Profile- Be sure to complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile every year in order to access and take advantage of grants, loans, and scholarships.

2. Track Expenses & Budget- Free apps are available to help you track what you’re spending. Making a plan for your money before it’s deposited into your bank account reduces the risk of money mismanagement. It’s okay to get a roommate or move back home to offset expenses.

3. Credit Score- What is a credit score? A credit score is a statistical number that evaluates a consumer’s creditworthiness and is based on credit history. Lenders use credit scores to evaluate the likeliness that an individual will repay his/her debts. Scores range from 300 to 850, the higher score indicating the more trustworthy your financials are considered to be.

4. Check your Credit- Check your credit report with Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion every year for free by using You can check all three bureaus simultaneously or stagger your requests to help monitor your credit throughout the year. 

5. Keep an Emergency Fund- An emergency fund is a bank account with money set aside to cover large, unexpected expenses such as an emergency room visit, home-appliance replacement or repair, major car fixes, or loss of a job.

6. Communicate- It is your responsibility to update your school or lender with your contact information. This will assist you in knowing important dates, repayment options, and other updates. SMU Financially Fit can help you with consolidation, loan counseling, and more. Contact SMU Financially Fit team at


Lottia Windham

Senior Student Financial Operations Specialist/Financial Literacy

Ashley Mathews

Student Accounts Advisor

Stephen J. Mathew

Senior Student Financial Specialist

Darriana Druery

Financial Wellness Peer Mentor


Natalie Farach

Financial Wellness Peer Mentor