Financial Health

Finances can be a major stressor for college students. Supporting your financial health today and in the future positively impacts your overall health and wellness.

Financial Aid:

  • Financial Aid: Our financial aid packages ensures we meet 100% of every student’s demonstrated need. Your Finances can help you navigate aid, scholarships, and loans, as well as your insurance options, Denison Dollars and more.
  • Red Thread Grants: When students face hardships, like the need for prescription medicines, winter clothing, co-curricular participation expenses, and professional expenses, Red Thread microgrants can help bridge those financial gaps.
  • Financial Wellness Coach: Financial Wellness Coach Samantha Smith works with students individually on topics like budgeting and credit, and coordinates financial workshops and initiatives. She also oversees the Red Thread grants. Sam can consult on programming, orientations, fairs, etc. She is on campus Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in Slayter 406.


  • Career support for low-income, first-generation, and students of color: Students from low-incomes, those who are first-generation college students, and students of color, often face unique challenges during the career launch process. Anneke Mason, the associate director of Career Pathways, provides career support especially directed toward these students. She builds significant partnerships with these students and conducts research into the specific barriers these students face.
  • Internships: Internships are an important stepping-stone into your career of choice. However, some internships are low- or no-pay, and many students cannot afford to take unpaid internships. Denison’s Knowlton Career Center offers substantial internship stipends that allow students to take these internships that may be crucial for their career development.

Physical Health:

  • The Wellness Center at Whisler Hall offers free flu vaccines to students in financial difficulty. Other discounted or free medical resources may also be available. Also, your student health insurance policy or your family’s health insurance may cover many of these costs.


  • Faculty and staff are responsive to financial burdens. Both individuals and departments have made changes to help alleviate this stress. For example, faculty members might choose open-source content for their classes. The Library also has many free academic resources.
  • The Provost’s Office has worked to make Denison Seminars more affordable for students, heavily subsidizing the experience for all students, and in some cases waiving fees altogether for high-need students.

Contact Us


Please call 740-587-6200 and press #1 to schedule an appointment with a member of our medical or behavioral staff

*Given demand for student appointments, we ask that you cancel any appointment you are unable to attend.

Counseling “Walk-in Hour”:

No appointment necessary
Monday through Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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