Financial Wellness

A Financial Wellness Coach can help you reduce financial stress and promote positive financial behaviors while sharing on- and off-campus resources that promote your financial well-being.

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What is Financial Wellness Coaching?

Our Financial Wellness Program helps students reduce financial stress, improve financial management skills, and learn more about their money and personal finance through one-on-one coaching and interactive workshops. This program is for all students, regardless of socio-economic status and whether or not you are experiencing financial hardship. We want to provide the best coaching and resources available to help all students. Everyone should have the opportunity to talk about money and what it means to them.

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UB Resources For Your Financial Well-Being

  • Financial Aid Office
    • Concerns about Federal and State aid
    • Loan aversion and options for alternative financing
  • Student Accounts and Billing
    • Concerns about account holds, late fees, etc.
    • Questions about student fees
  • Fellowships & Scholarships
    • Exploring options for grants, scholarships, and fellowship opportunities
  • Career Design Center
    • Support life and career paths of UB students
    • Resume/CV guidance, job/internship search, networking
  • SUNY Smart Track
    • Online learning and planning platform for all SUNY students covering financial topics on budgeting, loans, and more
  • Emergency funds
    • Short term grants for financial hardships and emergencies
    • Covers off-campus rent, utilities, transportation, food, medical care, child care 
  • Blue Table Food Pantry
    • Virtual food pantry service for UB students who may not have access to food 
  • University Savings Card
    • Special discounts and other incentives at local stores and restaurants using your UB ID card

Meet with a Financial Wellness Coach

We encourage students to request a coaching appointment whether you are seeking guidance facing a current financial challenge, reinforcing your financial knowledge while setting financial goals, or just wanting to learn and talk about money in a supportive, non-judgmental space. We recognize that there is power in taking ownership and responsibility for the financial wellness component of our lives—and we want to help UB students to do the same.

To Schedule a Financial Wellness Coaching Appointment (Available starting in Fall 2022)

Through the Navigate portal in MyUB (or using the green button below), you can request an appointment with UB’s Financial Wellness Coach.

  1. Click “Schedule an Appointment
  2. Select “Wellness Coaching” for the type of appointment
  3. Select “Financial Coaching – First Appointment” for the service.

You will now see availability for your first 60-minute appointment (generally in Zoom). 30-minute follow-up appointments can be scheduled in-person or through Zoom.  

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114 Student Union, North Campus
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Phone: (716) 645-2837; Fax: (716) 645-6234