Student Money Management Center

We know that paying for college is more than tuition, course materials, and housing. At the Student Money Management Center, Financial Coaches provide free, one-on-one coaching sessions to USU students. During your appointment, your Coach will review your USU balance and personal expenses to help you create a budget so you have a plan in place to pay your college and personal expenses.

We suggest you meet with a Financial Coach at least once every year. This may introduce you to financial aid resources you didn’t know exist, help you identify ways to increase your income & reduce your spending, and help you prevent late fees.

This was the best 1 hour I have had the entire 4 years that I’ve been at Utah State. I wish I would have met with you sooner!

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You can meet with a Coach virtually via Zoom or in person at the Logan, Blanding, or Eastern campus.

Virtually via Zoom

Logan Campus

Eastern Campus


Spending Plan
College students are encouraged to complete the following form to get a better picture of yearly expenses while in school. Learn how you can start saving for upcoming expenses such as housing, tuition, food, and transportation.

Watch these videos to get a preview of what we will cover during your appointment.

I met with the money management center when I was worried about how to pay for my fall tuition. They lended an empathetic ear while I explained my unique financial situation, then he explained what financial assets I do have access to and what cost saving strategies I could utilize to maximize my dollar. They didn't rush my appointment at all and assured me that although I'm in a tough situation there was a way to pay for my last semester of school. I found the visit to the money management center to be very beneficial and it assisted me in making my financial decision for fall semester.

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Meet the USU Financial Coaches

Danielle Schirner

I like spending time outdoors, connecting with family and friends, reading books, doing volunteer tax work, and facilitating self-reliance classes. My favorite Aggie ice cream flavor is salted caramel!

Office Location: Virtual, Availability: Weekday Evenings

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Darrell Harris

I enjoy playing basketball and baking treats, sweets, breads, and rolls for my wife and 6 children! When not baking I enjoy building my own homes. I’ve built 4 homes and am getting ready to start one more.

Office Location: Logan Campus TSC 106 and Virtual, Availability: Weekdays

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Erika Ahlheim

I am the mom of two children who keep me so busy playing sports and running everywhere they want. I am here to help you obtain your educational goals.

Office Location: Eastern Campus One Stop Student Services and Virtual, Availability: Weekdays

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Jennifer Whiteley

My hubby and I have 5 boys, 2 daughters-in-law, and the cutest Shih-Tzu ever. I love hiking in the mountains and spending time near the ocean. I love homemade bread (though I'm still learning how to make it so it's not rock hard), reading, playing and teaching piano, cross-stitching, sewing and writing.

Office Location: Logan Campus TSC 106, Availability: Weekdays

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Katelyn Richins

I come from an Aggie family! After graduating with my degree in Finance, I have spent the last 10 years at USU. My husband and I have two children. When I am not busy running the kids to sports or music, I enjoy reading, the outdoors, spending time with my family, good food, and big naps with our cat Bella.

Office Location: Logan Campus TSC 106, Availability: Weekdays

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Madison Green

I like to cook new recipes, go skiing or play pickleball with my husband and enjoy reading a good book. I offer virtual appointments in the late afternoon and evenings.

Office Location: Virtual, Availability: Weekday Afternoons & Evenings

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