Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions. If there is something that you can't find here or on our website, always feel free to email us at UND.financialwellness@UND.edu and we will be sure to answer it as soon as we can.
Is my personal information safe?
ABSOLUTELY! Your privacy is our first concern. Any information provided through our web site or during the one-on-one counseling sessions is kept confidential.
Do I need an appointment?
No, but it helps and is recommended. Setting an appointment makes sure a peer educator is available to handle your needs without interruption. Request an Appointment to schedule a time that fits your schedule.
Do I need to be a UND student to schedule a peer session?
Currently, the peer sessions are only available to enrolled UND students. As our program continues to grow, we hope to be able to expand to include others from the UND community.
Our group presentations can be scheduled for any group, organization, class, or meeting related to UND. The audiences for these presentations can include any number of students, faculty, staff, or community members.
Where is UND Financial Wellness Services located?
We are located on the fourth floor of McCannel Hall, just behind the Memorial Union. Feel free to stop in for a visit, or make an appointment online for a peer counseling session.
Can UND Financial Wellness Services help with my tax return?
No. Financial Wellness staff may direct you to certain resources, such as the IRS
or an online tax filing service, but cannot give tax advice.
Try the UND Law School who provides free tax services to qualified students through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Will UND Financial Wellness Services have my creditors/lenders/bill collectors stop calling me?
No. UND Financial Wellness Services will help you understand your billings and loans but will not call your creditors for you. You do have rights to prevent harassment but your creditor may have a right to collect their debt!
Can I get some great stock and investment tips?
We wish! No, UND Financial Wellness Services does not provide investment advice or investment recommendations to students. Giving investment advice is not the function of this office.
The Peer Educators work with students coaching on basic money management skills and budgeting. You will have to consider an outside source for investment advice and information.
I want to know more! Where can I find real life information about buying a car or house, how my taxes are done, investments, insurance, etc?
Enroll in FIN 251. Personal Finance is a 3-credit hour class elective that provides tools to better understand financial decisions. We highly recommend this class and is available to all majors.