Financial Wellness


(Helping Oliners Plan Economic Success)

College students are just beginning to learn how to become self-sufficient and navigate independence in many areas of their lives, including financial wellness.  Olin is committed to offering support for this growth.  The Office of Financial Aid aims to go beyond making Olin affordable to students.  We also strive to help them develop lifelong financial skills. Our HOPES (Helping Oliners Plan Economic Success) financial wellness program is designed to:

  • Increase students’ comfort and confidence in talking about, dealing with, and taking ownership of their finances
  • Give students tangible financial tools for the real world
  • Help students make informed choices and avoid common mistakes
  • Empower students to navigate their financial landscape when they don’t know what to do
  • Help seniors know what to expect financially after they graduate and how to plan ahead

Past events include:

  • Sessions during OFYI (Olin First Year Introduction - our first year experience course) that provided randomly assigned profiles based on alumni career choices and had students practice how to make real world choices about necessities
  • Financial aid office hours every month where students have the opportunity to meet with us, ask us about financial aid or any financial question they might have.
  • A unique financial education platform, customized for Olin students.  Students can learn basics on earning, saving, budgeting, credit and long term investment goals like retirement.
  • 9-week “How to be an Adult” co-curricular including student-requested sessions on topics like health insurance, cars, and meal planning

Stay tuned as we continue to build HOPES!

Questions?  Please contact us at or 781-292-2215.