Student Money Management Center

The SHSU Student Money Management Center (SMMC) is a financial outreach and educational program administered by the Sam Houston State University Division of Student Services.



We have moved! Visit our new location at 919 Bearkat Blvd.

Making Student Loans More Affordable 

Hungry? Check out these dates for more information on where you can get free food!

*For immediate assistance, see the Additional Food Resources link below.

Additional Food Resources

*Disclaimer - Most of the events on this calendar are first come, first serve. These dates and times were gathered to show creative ways to reduce expenses. The SMMC is not the provider of all of the meals, and we cannot guarantee that the dates and times will not change.

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Congrats to the winners of our Spring 2015 Workshop Attendance Scholarship!

*Attend three or more events and be entered into a drawing for one of two $400 scholarships!

Alissa Lamb and Ivette Zepeda

Scholarship Winner Ivette Zepeda

Don't miss out on our UPCOMING EVENTS!

*If you attend 3 or more events, you will be entered into a drawing for one of two $400 scholarships!*

Gearing Up for College


August 26th

at 6:00pm

LSC Room 320

It’s the first day of the first year of college and you are all on your own now. How are you going to manage your money without your parents? Let the SMMC guide you on the path to becoming financially independent at an early point in your college career!

 *Pizza and drinks will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Car Insurance 101


September 16th

at 6:00pm

LSC Theater

There are so many types of car insurances, but how do you know which one is the one for you? Join the SMMC as we partner with Student Legal & Mediation Services to teach you the financial and legal aspects of having car insurance!

*Please arrive early to this event in order to have pizza and drinks. No food or drinks are allowed in the Theater. 

Professional Styles on a Dime


October 14th

at 6:00pm

LSC Ballroom

Do you have an interview coming up? Maybe you have a new job, or you’re headed to a business social? Unsure how to dress for this new success? Let the SMMC, Career Services, and several student organizations show you how to dress for success on a dime!

 *Pizza and drinks will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Preparing Your Wallet for Grad School


October 17th

at 10:00am

TWC Room 109

Join the SMMC and the Office of Graduate Studies for this session as we help you make financial plans for Grad School!



October 21st

at 6:00pm

Student Services Annex

Room 129

Need money for tuition? Learn all about SHSU's new scholarship program, Scholarships4Kats! The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and the Student Money Management Center will teach you how to navigate the new program and will even assist you in filling out your application!

Life After Graduation: Student Loan Repayment


October 28th

at 6:00pm

LSC Theater

You finally made it to graduation; but, how will you pay back your student loans? Through rebates and other options, it might be possible to reduce the amount you owe. Let the SMMC and the Veterans Resource Center help you find the best solutions for your Financial Future.

*Please arrive early to this event in order to have pizza and drinks. No food or drinks are allowed in the Theater. 

Penny Pinching


November 11th

at 6:00pm

LSC Room 320

Trying to save money, but don’t know where to start? Let the SMMC show you fast, simple ways to pinch pennies that turn into dollars. We will show you clever ways to save money, as well as ways to make money without even leaving your house.

Holiday Spending on a Merry Little Budget


December 2nd

at 6:00pm

LSC Theater

Are you overwhelmed with the amount of time and money you’ll be spending to find the perfect gift? Let the SMMC help you find the perfect gift while saving you money!

*Please arrive early to this event in order to have pizza and drinks. No food or drinks are allowed in the Theater.

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Tip of the Week

Remember that no purchase is a bargian if you don't really need it and weren't going to buy it in the first place.

**If you have any questions about this topic or any other financial matter, please contact us to set up a consultation.**

Four easy ways to schedule an appointment:

Complete a Student Intake Form online

Visit us in the Student Services Annex

919 Bearkat Boulevard

Call us at 936-294-2600

Email us at


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