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The Better Education About Money for Students (BEAMS) Program is a general financial education and individualized coaching program that sets students up for financial success by providing financial knowledge and skills.

Call 208-885-6312 for more information, set up a group presentation, or request a private, confidential appointment with a personal financial coach.

Upcoming Events

BEAMS Presents: Financial Wellness Workshops

Attend for an entry to win a $1,000 scholarship!*

Reducing Your Spending

5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Clearwater/Whitewater Room, ISUB

Discover how to cut your expenses and plan for future financial success.

Finding and Funding Your Why

5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Crest/Horizon Room, ISUB

Find how you can transform spending and saving into a fun game! Explore tools to help you meet your financial goals.

Understanding Your Credit

5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, Crest/Horizon Room, ISUB

Learn how to build and improve your credit through basic principles and establishing healthy financial habits.

Student Loan Repayment

Noon Thursday, April 25, Zoom

Gain a better understanding of the student loan repayment process and explore your repayment tools and options.

*Students must be enrolled full-time to be eligible for the scholarship. Drawing will take place at the end of April. Students can earn one scholarship drawing entry per session attended (up to five entries) upon completion of the survey at the end of each session.

Our Services

Financial education is delivered through group presentations, deliverable resources, and online tools. We provide one-on-one personal financial coaching on a variety of issues. University of Idaho students may utilize coaching to assist with:

  • Accountability
  • Cash Management
  • Financial record keeping
  • Identity theft
  • Major purchase planning
  • Managing debt
  • Savings
  • Spending plans
  • Student loan management
  • Transitioning to work after college
  • Understanding credit


Looking for BEAMS flyers or Infographics? View and download all the BEAMS worksheets, flyers, and infographics here.

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America Saves

America Saves encourages individuals and families to take the America Saves pledge to promote personal savings. America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, seeks to motivate, encourage and support low- to moderate-income households in achieving year-round financial wellness. They provide free financial tools and resources to help consumers take charge of their finances and manage money more effectively.

The Better Education About Money for Students (BEAMS) Program is promoting the America Saves Week as an opportunity for our University of Idaho community to practice good savings behavior through signing a voluntary pledge. We encourage all Vandals to: Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.

Request a One-on-One Appointment

The Better Education About Money for Students (BEAMS) Program provides one-on-one, confidential, personal financial coaching to students at the University of Idaho.

To make an appointment, connect with us on VandalStar.

Student Financial Aid Services

Physical Address:

Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 101

709 Deakin Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
Student Financial Aid Office
875 Perimeter Dr
MS 4291
Moscow, ID 83844-4291

Phone: 208-885-6312

Fax: 208-885-5592