Financial Literacy Resources
Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world, a set of skills and knowledge that allows you to make informed and effective decisions with all your financial resources. Below you will find free resources to help you gain the information needed to make well-informed financial decisions.
Please note that the Director of Financial Aid holds on-campus sessions throughout the year to help students navigate the various Web sites. Students are informed of upcoming sessions via the MGH Institute Daily News email. You are also welcomed to request a meeting (FinancialAid@mghihp.edu) with the Director of Financial Aid to review this information.
- 5 Steps to Prepare Financially for Graduate School in the Health Professions (PDF)
- MyMoney.Gov: This federal resource from the Financial Literacy Education Commission offers financial information pertaining to:
- Personal budgeting
- Managing debt and credit
- Birth/Adoption of a child
- Home ownership
- Knowing your consumer rights
- Planning for retirement
- And much, much more!
- StudentLoans.gov: This is your all-in-one stop for your federal loan information including your entire federal loan history, terms, etc.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): This website offers the most current federal statistics regarding an occupation’s nature of the work, training & qualifications, employment outlook, projected earnings and much more. Simply enter an occupation in the Search BLS.gov Box at the top right of the screen to learn more. The most recent BLS data is posted in the career sections of the entry-level programs at the Institute. These pages also include U.S. News and World Report rankings for the professions:
- Nurse Practitioner/Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing
- Occupational Therapist/Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapist/Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant/Master of Physician Assistant Studies
- Registered Nurse/Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Speech-Language Pathologist/Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
O*Net OnLine is also an outstanding source for occupational profiles. You may search this database using the official job code associated with your program of study:
- 29-1171.00 Nurse Practitioner
- 29-1122.00 Occupational Therapist
- 29-1123.00 Physical Therapist
- 29-1071.00 Physician Assistant
- 29-1111.00 Registered Nurse
- 29-1127.00 Speech-Language Pathologist
Internal Revenue Service Resources. The IRS Web site offers forms, explanations, and resources to help with all federal tax information.