Workshops 2018-2019

Take control of your financial future (and eat pizza). Workshops are added throughout the academic year, so check back often!

Questions? Contact the Admissions and Financial Aid Office.

Drop-in Financial Aid Advising
When: August 29 - September 7
Where: Room 4314
Have a financial aid or budgeting question? Drop in to the Admissions and Financial Aid Office as the new school year kicks off, and get the year off to a successful start!

The Psychology of Financial Decision-Making by AccessLex Institute
When: October 17, 12-1PM
Where: Room 2211
Everyone approaches money matters differently. Knowing not only how you handle your finances, but why, can hold the key to achieving your financial goals. This workshop focuses on identifying your individual strengths and weaknesses, and will prepare you to balance emotion and logic when making personal finance decisions.

Your Employment Options, Your Money by AccessLex Institute
When: February 26, 5-6PM
Where: Room 5240
Whether you accept a position in public service or big law, plan to open your own practice, or follow any other professional path, there is more to know than just your starting salary. This workshop provides a financial analysis of various legal professions and helps you understand the financial impact of your employment decision -- including pay, benefits, taxation, cost of living and more.

Not Just a Number - the Importance of Credit to Law Students by AccessLex Institute
When: February 27, 12-1PM
Where: Room 5240
Your credit report provides more information than just what feeds your credit score. It creates a full picture of your financial health and behavior. Bar examiners may review your credit history and take into consideration your fiscal responsibility (or irresponsibility) when evaluating your Character and Fitness to practice law. And employers may do the same when considering a job offer. Learn to understand the credit system, review your reports, dispute errors, and maintain a positive image with creditors -- regardless of where you are on the credit score spectrum.

Federal Loan Repayment Strategies by Dr. Jeff Hanson
When: April 4, 12-1PM
Where: Room 5240
Dr. Jeff Hanson is a nationally-recognized economist who specializes in working with student loan borrowers to explore all options available for repayment. This workshop will cover federal loan repayment options generally.

Public Service Loan repayment strategies by Dr. Jeff Hanson
When: April 5, 12-1PM
Where: Room 5240
Dr. Jeff Hanson is a nationally-recognized economist who specializes in working with student loan borrowers to explore all options available for repayment, including the possibility of having federal student loan debt forgiven via your employment in a qualifying public service profession and/or income-driven repayment. This workshop will cover federal loan repayment options for individuals interested in public service.

One-on-one student loan repayment counseling appointments with Dr. Jeff Hanson
When: April 4 & 5, 9AM-12PM & 2-6PM both days
Where: Room 5350 (library study room)
Dr. Hanson will also offer one-on-one appointments to assist students with creating their loan repayment action plan. This is an invaluable opportunity to further explore your loan repayment options with an expert in the field.

Appointments are limited, and for this reason appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis for 3Ls. If spots remain open, 1Ls and 2Ls will be invited to sign up. You will need to bring your loan history print out from the National Student Loan Database (NSLDS: www.nslds.ed.gov). This will allow the presenter to give you the most accurate and detailed information possible including payment estimates under the various plans available.
Please check your email for information about how to sign up for these appointments.

Comprehensive Financial Planning for the Young Lawyer by North Star Resource Group
When: April 16, 12-1PM
Where: Room 3250
Everyone needs a financial plan. Create yours today! A financial planner from North Star Resource Group, a nationwide financial planning firm with a division specializing in counseling lawyers, will present this workshop, which will cover general guidelines for financial planning, with a special focus on the decisions faced by young lawyers, including private versus federal loan refinancing, insurance recommendations, and retirement planning basics.

One-on-one financial planning appointments with North Star Resource Group
When: April 16, 9AM-12PM & 2-6:30PM; April 17, 9AM-12:45PM & 2-5:45PM
Where: Room 5350 (library study room)
North Star Resource Group will also offer one-on-one appointments to assist students with crafting a financial plan to achieve their goals.

Appointments are limited, and for this reason appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis for 3Ls. If spots remain open, 1Ls and 2Ls will be invited to sign up.
Please check your email for information about how to sign up for these appointments.

Office of Student Financial Aid

333 East Campus Mall #9701
Madison, WI 53715
finaid@finaid.wisc.edu
(608) 262-3060

Law School Admissions and Financial Aid Office

975 Bascom Mall, Room 4314
Madison, WI 53706
admissions@law.wisc.edu
(608) 262-5914

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