Posts Tagged ‘college expenses’

The expense of college goes beyond housing and tuition—even required course materials can be costly and add up quickly. In fact, the average college student will spend about $400 each semester on just textbooks. Because every little bit of savings can help tremendously throughout college, you’ll want to cut down on the cost of textbooks […]

Are you getting a tax refund this year? It can be tempting to spend it all on a lavish shopping spree or luxurious vacation, but it may not be the best decision if you have other financial responsibilities hanging over your head. The following are some ways you may want to consider putting your tax […]

  The following are some ways you can lower college expenses: Other expenses Carefully consider the school you want to go to, as some schools cost a lot more than others. Does the school you want to go to offer a special or widely recognized program in the area you want to study? If not, […]

  When it comes to college expenses, they don’t just end at tuition costs. There is so much more to consider, such as living expenses, transportation, and required course materials. It all adds up quickly, and for some, it’s the cost of college that stands in the way of a higher education. The following are […]

A few money mistakes in your early 20’s can still haunt you well into adulthood, so try to avoid the following money mistakes that college students are often prone to making: Getting into credit card debt College students with limited financial resources are likely to obtain their first credit cards during these years and rack […]

As a college student, it can be easy to forget about the economical aspect of going to school. But as a young adult that is just beginning to get a taste of the real world, it’s important to realize that certain decisions you make, help to build the foundation of your financials for many years […]

The following are some ways you can fund your college education:  Apply for federal financial assistance If you or your family falls into a specific income bracket, you may qualify for financial aid. Financial aid can help to cover some or all of your college expenses, and you can continue to receive this money as […]

With the nationwide average for college ranging anywhere from to $10,000 to $40,000 and up, many people throughout the country struggle to come up with the cash needed to fund their education. And that’s just for tuition, which can be double or triple that amount when you’re attending an out-of-state or private school. And then […]

Here’s how you can take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—both in the planning stages and once you arrive—if you’re on a tight budget: Consider an exchange program If the idea of studying abroad appeals to you, but you’re also open to the idea of other programs, consider a foreign exchange program. You will live with […]

Have you always dreamed of studying abroad, even for just one semester? More and more colleges throughout the country are offering these programs for their students, but they don’t come cheap. Here’s how you can take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—both in the planning stages and once you arrive—if you’re on a tight budget: Choose […]