Money Management 101
Create a Budget
Practice using your budget before you get to campus.
Stretch Your Meals
✔ Reserve eating out
for special occasions
✔ Stretch meal plans
with to-go boxes
✔ Make meals in your
Rack up fuel points at the grocery store to save on gas.
Buy and sell gently used clothes online with sites like thredUP and Poshmark.
Look for student discounts with your college IDs at restaurants, stores, museums, and movie theaters.
Buy Books Like a Pro
✔ Do comparison
✔ Buy early for better
✔ Look for used books
and older editions
✔ Rent or share books
with a classmate
Sell books as soon as the semester ends.
✔ Stay on your parents'
✔ Look for student
Check for discounts for filling prescriptions at a certain pharmacy or via a mailorder.
Stick with it even if you get off track.
Use free online budgeting tools.
College Planning Calendar
Stay on track as you navigate each step of the college planning process.