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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Student Affairs

Financial Education and Scholarship Support


Rich Ronnestad, MS, CFP®
Director of Financial Education and Scholarship Support
509-368-6852 | PROFILE


Our goal is to provide knowledge and resources to help you achieve your goals. One-on-one meetings, supplemented by group workshops, are the primary venues as we develop an individualized success plan tailored for your needs.


The following links provide useful information, webinars, videos and fact sheets.

AAMC’s Financial Information, Resources, Services and Tools (FIRST)
Good information on many financial topics; check out the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator.
Download the Education Debt Manager.
Watch the Money Management Video.

U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid
Good information on specific types of loans.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Establish an account to view all of your Federal loans and associated details.
Download your student data for input into the MedLoans® Organizer and Calculator.

2019-20 Expenses and Loan Planner
Download this Excel file to estimate monthly living expenses and student loan amounts.

Identity Theft Protection Steps
Download this Word document for ideas to develop your identity theft protection plan


To schedule a meeting, please send an email to and include several possible days and times.


Feel free to visit Rich Ronnestad’s office at SAC 420C any day during the lunch hour (12 p.m – 1 p.m.) to ask questions, clarify an issue, or to discuss any financial or scholarship topic.


Join us for lunch and learn sessions, which are informal discussions of relevant financial topics. Bring your own lunch and we’ll provide snacks and sweets. The session are from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dates and locations will be announced through Slack and E.Flo MD.

About Scholarship Support