Financial Aid

Me, budget?

Yes, you. Creating a budget sounds like a big bore but it should be one of the first things you do as a college student. It will help you learn to live within your means. A nonprofit organization called Mapping Your Future offers a student-friendly guide to creating a budget.

Of course, a budget is no good unless you stick to it. Here are some tips:

  1. Stop buying things you don't really need.
  2. Pack a lunch, cook for yourself and avoid expensive coffee beverages.
  3. Re-evaluate whether you need a car.
  4. Take advantage of free movies on campus at the University Student Union and Cinematheque.
  5. Avoid using your credit card for everyday purchases.

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