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Financial Wellness

Winter Quarter is coming! Be financially prepared.

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Along with snow, ice, and a wind so famously fierce it’s known as “the Hawk,” Winter Quarter brings an opportunity to review your funding and make sure you’re set to start of the New Year on solid financial footing. Get ready with three simple things to do in the coming month:

  1. Winter Quarter scholarships for tuition, fees, and/or insurance will post to your account on December 27, 2019. Mark the date and log in to your account to check your balance, make sure you understand your bill, and plan ahead to make any relevant payments.
  2. Are you still getting a paper check? Get your funds faster with direct deposit, which you can set up in your student account and your Workday profile. 98% of students have signed up for direct deposit and you should too.
  3. Students get paid many different ways. As you plan for Winter Quarter expenses, get a handle on your situation by reviewing what payments you can expect in Winter Quarter and when you can expect to receive them. Not sure? Your Dean of Students Office is a great resource to review and you’re always welcome to contact us at gradhelp@uchicago.edu for a quick overview,

And, keep email handy – gradhelp@uchicago.edu is the dedicated resource to help you manage you navigate your financial relationship with the University. Not sure who to check in with? Not sure what type of payment you’re receiving? Something doesn’t look right? Email us. We’re here to help.

More to come on the most wonderful time of the year. . .that’s right. . .tax season is right around the corner too! Don’t sweat it though – we have workshops to help you get everything filed efficiently and on time. Stay tuned and stay warm.