Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there costs associated with visiting Student Money Management?

All of the costs are covered in your payment of your tuition and fees. There is no additional cost for our programs and services.

What services are offered?

The services offered by SMM include workshops, presentations, and personal coaching.

Details of our services can be found on the Services page.

Is personal coaching confidential?

Student Money Management is dedicated to upholding the students’ right to confidentiality. Confidentiality is essential in coaching where personal financial information is discussed. It is important that a student feels comfortable sharing information about their finances in these sessions, and confidentiality aids in this process. The information provided to SMM staff will not be shared with anyone outside of University staff unless the student grants express consent.

Can my friend or significant other attend my appointment with me?

You are welcome to bring anyone to your appointment whom you feel should be present.

Is there a limit to the number of appointments I can have?

There is no limit to the number of appointments a student can have at SMM. You may meet with us as often as is necessary for you to address your financial needs.

Be aware, however, that missed appointments may affect your ability to make other appointments on Campus Connect.

Will SMM help me throughout my college career?

We are committed to partnering with students from the moment they begin their college experience to graduation and beyond. SMM has many different programs tailored to the varying experiences and needs of students throughout their college careers. The needs of both traditional and non-traditional students are important, and SMM adapts its services to the students we serve.

When is SMM available to help me?

We are open between 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday at the main campus, in the Estill Building, Suite 122, with the exception of university holidays.

Arrangements can be made for students who attend classes at The Woodlands Center.

All students are encouraged to make an appointment through CampusConnect.

How is SMM valuable to SHSU students?

Financial issues are a major form of stress among college students. Studies show that the majority of college students are worried about their finances. Research has also shown that the number one cause of college dropout is financial issues.

Student debt is also on the rise, which has been problematic for individuals and for our nation. Excessive student loan debt can cause significant financial burdens for graduates and has the potential to interfere with their day-to-day decisions.

With these facts in mind, the Division of Enrollment Success administers Student Money Management to address the financial problems that face our students here at Sam Houston State University. SMM's services are designed to give students superior financial education that will allow them to understand their fee statements, assess their financial aid package and refund, reduce their student debt, navigate the process of student loan repayment, and be able to stay in school.

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