Local financial help when people are in need.
Whether you are thinking about retirement, building a college fund, buying a home, facing foreclosure, or dealing with credit card debt, MSU Extension's Money Management programs can help you. They assist individuals, households and organizations through personal finance workshops and programs related to financial capability, home-ownership and foreclosure intervention.
MSU Employee Discounts
Did you know that MSU offers a variety of on-campus and off-campus discounts and services to its employees and retirees? It does, and for a variety of things - entertainment, auto sales and service, restaurants, travel, insurance, retail shopping, and hotels.
MSU Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA)
VITA is a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides income tax return assistance and preparation at no cost to taxpayers. Student volunteers help low-income individuals and families in the Greater Lansing area complete federal, state, local, and/or foreign tax forms.
Community Resources and External Links
MI Money Health - 1-888-MSUE-4MI
MI Money Health is the face of the Financial and Home-ownership Education workgroup within Michigan State University Extension. We aim to empower Michigan residents to understand financial topics such as money management, home-ownership, foreclosure and more. With education and coaching, people have been making better financial decisions resulting in better outcomes.
Michigan Helping Hand
Helping Hand is an online resource that helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they needs. Areas of assistance are jobs and training, unemployment, health, family support, and housing.
Michigan Emergency Relief
Immediate financial help may be available if you are facing conditions of extreme hardship or emergencies threatening your health and safety. The program offers emergency help with heat and utility bills, home repairs, relocation, home weatherization, burial, and other emergency services. This is a program within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Lansing Financial Empowerment Center - (517) 483-4550
The City of Lansing and Capital Area Community Services are now offering FREE one-on-one financial counseling through the Lansing Financial Empowerment Center. Our trained, professional financial counselors will sit down with you, and learn about your specific situation - your hopes, dreams and goals. We will help you create a budget, improve your credit score, pay down your debt, access safe and affordable bank accounts, and save money for the future.
Financial 4.0 - (517) 333-2424
Fun financial lessons, classes, tips, and educational events to help educate people about ways to cultivate financial health. From the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.
GreenPath Debt Solutions - (800) 550-1961
The GreenPath East Lansing Office provides financial counseling in a confidential and dignified manner by professionally trained counselors. They help families work out an orderly debt repayment program and provide sound money management information on budgeting and the wise use of credit. Anyone seeking services is eligible. The initial interview is free. When a debt repayment program is needed, fees are based on ability to pay.