Financial Well-Being Resources

Financial Knowledge

  • COWL 52 Personal Finance and Investing: Learn about taxes, budgeting, banking and e-commerce, student loans, credit, insurance, and investing in this 5-unit course. Offered during Winter and Summer Quarters.
  • Safely order a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company to ensure your information is correct and up to date.
  • Glossary of terms to help you understand your UCSC bill, payment options, refunding, and more.

Money-Saving Discounts

Find out about student discounts wherever you shop: type “student discount” in website search engines and ask at stores and markets.

Online Discounts & Coupons

Life Essentials


  • Slug Support: Get help with problems and find support for housing, food, and other essential needs.


Housing & Transportation


  • UC Santa Cruz Health Center: Resources for all your health needs
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Advocacy Services/CARE: Support, advocacy, resources, and violence prevention education. Confidential space to discuss stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault.
  • The Cove provides space for students in recovery from addictions, interested in recovery, and friends of people in recovery to  find support and fun activities with peers
  • UCSC EOP: Educational Opportunity Programs for first-generation college students from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds



  • UCSC Resource Centers: African American Resource and Cultural Center, American Indian Resource Center, Asian American / Pacific Islander Resource Center, and “El Centro” the Chicano Latino Resource Center; the Cantú Queer Center, and the Women's Center. 

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