Financial Resources

Financial well-being impacts our relationship with money and how we manage resources.

Making informed decisions, living within your means, setting realistic goals and preparing for emergencies is how we become financially well. VCU offers a variety of resources to help you meet your financial goals.

Employee Resources    Student Resources

Talent@VCU

Talent@VCU is your online home for learning, performance management and career development. Log into Talent@VCU and search “financial” for information on financial well-being or search “career” for more information about managing your career.

Student Financial Services 

The Student Financial Services team is dedicated to supporting you through the many financial stages of your VCU experience. From understanding and applying for financial aid to planning a budget while you're in school and beyond, our staff and financial counselors are here to help.

VACU Financial Success Center

The new Virginia Credit Union Financial Success Center (FSC) at VCU is dedicated to helping our community move forward to achieve financial success. FSC provides free personal and professional financial education, including assistance and counseling on budgeting, saving, credit, student loan repayment, career transitions and more.

Employee Discounts

VCU employees are eligible for a variety of services and discounts using either their VCUCard ID or a special code.  Popular discounts include theme parks, travel and rental discounts, shopping, and area fitness facilities and clubs.

Click here for more information.

Financial Fitness Workshops

Each year, VCU Human Resources offers a series of financial fitness workshops that are free and open to all university faculty and staff and provide general savings and investment information.

For more information, view the events page.

Tuition Benefit

VCU offers a tuition benefit to Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, University and Academic Professionals, and Classified employees. The benefit may be used for academic credit in a VCU undergraduate, graduate or first-professional degree course. The tuition benefit covers standard undergraduate and graduate tuition, university fee, student activity fee, student government fee, technology fee and capital outlay fee. The tuition benefit covers only VCU courses. Click here for more information.

Health Insurance Premium Rewards

Employees and/or their eligible enrolled spouses in COVA Care and COVA HealthAware can earn premium rewards at any time during the plan year.

For more information, visit HR Employee Benefits

Retirement Savings Benefits

Participate in a Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) 403(b) program, the Roth 403(b) program as an after-tax savings vehicle and a Cash Match plan for eligible faculty and staff who contribute at least $10 (pre-tax) each pay period. Learn more about these programs.

Retirement Counseling Sessions

Sign up for individual retirement counseling with vendor representatives to review investment products and individual retirement counseling services.

Virginia Credit Union Membership

VCU faculty and staff can join the Virginia Credit Union and save. Take advantage of low-cost financial services and educational resources. Learn more at vacu.org.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees who are eligible for and participate in state health benefits may have access to legal resources, estate planning products, counseling, employee discounts, health and wellness, etc. through Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).

CommonHealth Bite-sized
            Learning Videos

The state’s CommonHealth program developed a few quick videos about relieving financial stress. Access the videos here.

Virginia529

Get your education savings questions answered through live informational webinars, or get hints, tips, and strategies from Virginia529's on-demand video library. The Virginia529 Smart Savers Academy offers free segments to help you understand the ins and outs of 529 plans, including how to use your account when you’re ready. The Virginia529 Smart Savers Academy.

Virginia Retirement System
       Financial Resources

There are several strategies to pay down credit card debt. The Credit Card Pay Down tool from myVRS Financial Wellness estimates how quickly your debt can disappear and helps you determine what works best for you. Log in to your myVRS account and select Financial Wellness to access this tool and choose your strategy.

Virginia Department of Treasury's
            Unclaimed Property Division

Tasked with reuniting citizens with their lost funds. Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, refunds, and more. One in four Virginians has missing money. Visit our free search site to check your name and start the claim process: vaMoneySearch.org.

TIAA Financial Webinars

TIAA offers webinars that can help you keep your financial goals on track. Reserve your spot today at TIAA.org/webinars. These webinars provide general information that you should discuss with your personal tax and legal advisors to determine how it may apply to your individual circumstances. This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice under ERISA.

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