USA Funds Life Skills

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We are providing you free access to USA Funds Life Skills, a free online program that offers 3 Learning Paths (1L, 2L, 3L/LLM). These modules give advice for managing your time and money wisely during your academic career and beyond.

Life Skills is an additional requirement of Entrance & Exit Counseling for all law students who receive federal loans. However, all students are encouraged to complete the modules in order to assist you in managing your money.

Life Skills is a program provided by USA Funds, which is not affiliated with Miami Law. Any information provided by you to USA Funds through your use of the site will be subject to the rules of the Life Skills website.

Getting Started

The Life Skills website requires students to register the first time they visit the site. Click your class below for login instructions:

Once you've completed registration, return to this page to access the Life Skill Path below that is appropriate to your class.

Learning Path 1, exclusively for First Year JD students

Provides detailed information to assist you with:

  • How Do I Manage My Credit Card Debt?
  • What Do Credit Reports Mean to Me?
  • How Much is My Graduate Degree Going to Cost?
  • How Will I Pay for My Graduate Education?
  • How Do I Budget While in Graduate School?

Learning Path 2, exclusively for Second Year JD students

Provides detailed information to assist you with:

  • How Do I Manage My Student Loans While I’m in School?
  • What Do Credit Scores Mean to Me?
  • How Can I Protect Myself From Identity Theft?
  • How Can I Control Spending While in Graduate School?

Learning Path 3, exclusively for Third Year JD & LLM students

Provides detailed information to assist you with:

  • What Do I Need to Know About Repaying My Student Loans?
  • What If I Have Trouble Repaying My Student Loans?
  • Where Does My Paycheck Go?
  • How Do I Manage My Debt?
  • How Much Income Should I Expect?