Financial Wellness

Empowering Students to Make Healthy Financial Decisions

There are many dimensions to wellness, ranging from six to ten areas depending on what sources you read. While you may be familiar with physical or emotional wellness, another equally critical area is financial wellness. Financial wellness plays a large role in your success in college, and it sets the stage for managing your personal finances for the rest of your life.

What are the signs of financial wellness?

  • Learning how to manage your money and establishing a personal budget, including savings
  • Living within your means
  • Learning to not let money be the driving force of your life
  • Avoiding credit card debt by paying off your entire card balance each month
  • Making a plan to pay back your student loans

What can you do?

To get you started, you can check out SALT, a website administered by ASA, MassArt's official financial wellness partner. SALT helps you to learn about financial topics including how to manage your student loans.


Additionally, the following topics play a large role in financial wellness. Please click on a topic for more information.

Banking Link  Budgeting Link

Credit Cards Link  Credit Reports Link  


Office of Student Financial Assistance
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 879-7849
(617) 879-7880 fax

Tower Building, 8th Floor
(campus map)

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please note: during the summer months, the office closes at noon on Fridays.

When contacting the office, please provide the student's MassArt ID number. We cannot look up a student's account without this number.


We are mailing financial assistance letters to accepted students who have completed the FAFSA and submitted any other requested documents.

If we have requested additional documents and you have not submitted them yet, we will send an estimated financial assistance letter soon.

Financial assistance letters for returning students will be sent in May and June.