Education at OHSU

Personal Finance and Debt Counseling

Almost every student who attends OHSU does so with the help of financial assistance of some kind. Generally, students fund their degrees by borrowing from the government or from a private financial institution such as a bank.

Regardless of how a student chooses to fund their education, they are doing so by taking on a future financial responsibility. 

We help you create your own educational debt management plan so that you have a better understanding of your obligations and options after graduation.  

Look to us as a resource for:  

  • Student debt management and counseling
  • Financial literacy
  • Budgeting

Please note that there are some limitations to the counseling that we can provide, including:

  • Investment advice
  • Referrals to specific financial and investment institutions
  • Tax advice
  • Selection of insurance products

Make an appointment

How much debt do I have? Should I consolidate? Do I really have to repay everything? Am I eligible for loan forgiveness? What about my private loans?

These are just some of the questions that a student may ask before or after graduation. Log into Student Central on O2 (OHSU network ID required) to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Loan calculator resources

You can use these resources to get a sense of your loans.

AAMC Medloans Organizer and Calculator

  • Developed for medical students and residents, the MLOC provides a secure location to organize and track your loans and then calculate custom repayment plans using your own loan information to help you make smart choices about repayment.
  • An additional fee may apply. 
  • Go to the Medloans Organizer and Calculator

Direct Loans Calculator

  • Depending on the type of repayment plan you have (standard, extended, graduated or income contingent) how much you pay and how long you take to repay your loans will vary. Direct Loans offers loan calculators and other resources that will help you plan for your future. 
  • Go to the Direct Loans Calculator