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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Student Affairs

Financial Education and Scholarship Support

Contact:

Rich Ronnestad, MS, CFP®
Director of Financial Education and Scholarship Support
rich.ronnestad@wsu.edu
509-368-6852 | PROFILE

ABOUT FINANCIAL EDUCATION

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.

LINKS

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.

2018-19 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

SCHEDULE AN INDIVIDUAL MEETING

To schedule a meeting, please send an email to rich.ronnestad@wsu.edu and include several possible days and times.

DROP-IN HOURS

Please stop by my 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.

This Month’s Financial Topic

Financial Aid Distribution and Details

LUNCH AND LEARNS

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

Our goal is to provide each eligible student an ESFCOM scholarship, as well as information on external scholarships to help reduce indebtedness.

Links:

  • ESFCOM Scholarships: Information on the College’s scholarship program.
  • Outside Scholarships: WSU Spokane’s Financial Aid Office provides information on a selection of scholarships whose eligibility includes medical students.