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Welcome to CBU's new Financial Fitness Program! This program is desgined to help you become financially aware and responsible while you are in college, as well as prepare you to be financially prepared for life after college. This page will be updated regularly to include the most relevant content to provide you with all the resources you need. We want to help you whip your finances into shape and keep them healthy! Be sure to check this page often!



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Need help creating a budget to help you stay financially responsible while you are in school? Click here to learn how to keep track of your income and expenses, save for your goals, and adjust your budget as your life changes.

Seasonal Budgeting: Different life events and seasons call for different forms of budgeting. This guide will help you navigate budgeting through the holidays, back to school, and different kinds of travel!


Money Saving Tips

There are several websites, articles, and videos out there to help you develop good money saving habits. Here is an updated list to help you discover new tricks and ideas:

Dorm Room Essentials Under $30: Whether you are moving into a dorm room for your first year at college or you are moving into an apartment for your last year, you will need to make some purchases. The University Network created this list that will help you find the cheapest, but efficient and necessary, essentials for your new space!

Ways to Save on Clothes: All students will need to go clothes shopping at some point during the year, and these tips from iGrad will help you get the most for your money.

Getting Out Of Debt: Many students find themselves facing debt not only after school but during as well. Both student loans and credit card debt can seem insurmountable, so it is important to know your rights as a consumer as well as how to get out of debt.

Money Management Tips: Here is a simple but useful collection of money management tips that can really help you succeed financially.

College on a Budget: Use this resource for a collection of strategies and programs that can help you save money on healthcare, housing, utilities, and more!




We all come to a point in our lives where we need to make a big purchase or set up a payment plan for something. Whether it is a new car, an apartment, student loans, or something similar, these purchases make you wonder how it will affect your income/expenses. Here are some income and expense calculators that can help you understand your finances a bit better, as well as help you solidify your budget:

Student Loan Affordability Calculator: This calculator will help you to determine if your current or future career can support your student loan debt. It will help you become more aware of how much you have borrowed and help you decide how much you should borrow in the future.

Emergency Fund Calculator: Unexpected expenses can come every so often and you'll want to be prepared. Whether it is a car or home repair, sudden job loss, medical expenses, or something similar, this calculator can determine how much you should be saving for emergencies.

Contact Information 
Phone: (951) 343-4236
Address: Financial Aid Office - 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
You may scan your documents and email them to
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Please call the office to schedule an appointment so we can best serve you.
The Financial Aid Office is located in the Horn Academic Wing of the Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, in room B123.
Financial Aid Outreach Coordinator
Debt Management and Loan Counselor 


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The Grossman Law Firm is holding a writing contest in search for talented and creative authors that are able to offer a light-hearted story to present to their clients, friends, and family.

Scott Grossman and his firm assist people who have recently lost a loved one and need help through the California Probate or Trust Litigation processes.

Their goal is to break up this story over several months in hopes of brightening the spirits of those who receive it. The story must be family friendly and range from about 1500 to 2000 words in length. It will be published in their monthly newsletter and seen by hundreds of their clientele.

Included with this great opportunity for publication, The Grossman Law Firm will be providing a $250 cash prize to the winner.

Winners will be chosen and published into the June 2018 newsletter.

To see examples of what this firm is looking for, you can visit and search the March 2016- June 2016 Newsletter to find a story they have previously published, titled “The Christmas Wolf” by Alan Johnson.

 All entries can be submitted by email to Rachel Campbell at


 All stories will become property to The Grossman Law Firm with credits to the author provided and the author will be notified as to when and where the story will be posted.





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