News Expert Profile

Phil Schuman

Office of Financial Literacy System Wide

Phone:
(812) 855-6804
Email:
phaschum@iu.edu
504 N. Fess Ave.
Bloomington, IN
47405

Areas of Expertise

Financial education, financial wellness, financial literacy, budgeting, budget, credit, debt, student debt, financial aid, loan repayment, paying for college, debt repayment, college savings, credit cards, credit scores, financial planning.

Expert Bio

Phil Schuman serves as director of financial literacy at Indiana University and as co-chair of the Higher Education Financial Wellness Summit.

Schuman helped establish the Office of Financial Literacy, which has contributed to student debt reduction at IU by 17 percent ($112.8 million) since 2012. He created student peer-to-peer financial education, the moneysmarts.iu.edu website, and other tools to help students make informed financial decisions. He also co-founded MoneySmarts U, an interactive financial education platform providing financial education to students across the United States.

Schuman earned a B.A. in psychology from DePauw University and an MBA from Indiana University.

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Additional Information

MoneySmarts: http://moneysmarts.iu.edu

Higher Education Financial Wellness Summit: https://www.hefwa.org/

"Trying to defeat debt? IU director of financial literacy available to help staff, faculty": https://news.iu.edu/stories/2018/02/iu/inside/13-director-of-financial-literacy-available-to-help.html

"Colleges Try to Help Students Manage Their Finances": https://www.wsj.com/articles/colleges-try-to-help-students-manage-their-finances-1508724480

"How to graduate college without surprise debt": https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-to-graduate-college-without-surprise-debt/

"President Trump’s budget would end loan forgiveness program for public servants": http://fox59.com/2018/02/13/president-trumps-budget-would-end-loan-forgiveness-program-for-public-servants/

"IU's MoneySmarts partners with Pete the Planner to help students make smart financial decisions": http://archive.news.iu.edu/releases/iu/2017/01/moneysmarts-u-partnership.shtml

"Universities Address Student Debt With Financial Literacy Programs": https://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/universities-address-student-debt-with-financial-literacy-programs

"Indiana University initiatives continue to pay off in reduced student borrowing": http://archive.news.iu.edu/releases/iu/2016/09/student-loan-reductions.shtml

"IU exporting financial literacy ideas and expertise to Russia": http://archive.inside.indiana.edu/editors-picks/fyi/2015-10-14-phil-schuman-to-russia.shtml

"The Pete the Planner Show: College Financial Literacy": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xCWtdVqL9w&t=2s

"Improving the User Experience in Your Financial Wellness Programming": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NljKABGN1fI&t=1s