Featured Resource: DBO Student Loan Consumer Advisory

BEWARE: Your student loan servicer may attempt to steer you away from income-based repayment plans that have lower monthly payments and into standard payment plans that are easier for them to service.

Online Financial Education 

DBO is committed to providing consumers with helpful information on a variety of financial topics. This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to manage your financial future! Simply click the button at right to get started!

Financial Aid Toolkit From the Education Department

  • Federal Student Aid (FSA), an office of the U.S. Department of Education, consolidates student aid resources into a searchable online database intended for use by organizations and individuals who interact with students and families on making financial preparations for postsecondary education. Financial literacy is a critical component of every student’s education, whether he or she is making the decision about where to go to college and how to pay for it, or deciding whether to enter the workforce.

Money for CollegeHere are some tips to help you plan and pay for college from the California Student Aid Commission.

Fund Your Future: Apply for Free Money for College!   Read the Details…Resources

Student Loan Servicers: What Consumers Need to Know 
Starting July 1, 2018, the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) will license and regulate Student Loan Servicers engaged in business in California. As part of this new program, the DBO will field complaints from borrowers and enforce violations of the underlying law, the Student Loan Servicing Act.

Love Your Money
The University of Tennessee Extension – Department of Family and Consumer Sciences sponsors this Web site featuring an online course that provides college students the tools they need to manage their money, understand financial markets, and save and invest wisely.

Cost Comparison Worksheet from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Tools to help high school students transition to college
Advise on: College Preparation, Applying for College, Paying for College and Succeeding in College. National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)