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Moving to College on a Budget: 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

As you tear open your acceptance letter, you feel a sigh of relief come over you. You are in! You look at your paperwork...

8 Essential To-Do’s After Accepting a College Admissions Offer

You are finally able to take a breath. Endless college essays, test scores, recommendations, and scholarship application...

How Much Should I Budget for College Application Fees?

If your child is about to be college age, it’s likely you’ve been thinking about how to pay and budget for college.

How Much Does the Average College Student Spend on Travel?

It has been estimated that on average a college student will spend between $1,050 and $1,800 on transportation costs. Ad...

How Much Does the Average College Student Spend on Textbooks?

While preparing for college, wondering about how much college textbooks cost is a good idea, because they often cost muc...

How Much Does the Average College Student Spend on Living Expenses?

It’s straightforward to find information about college tuition and room and board. But, what about the other expenses th...

How Much Does the Average College Student Spend on Food?

Calculating how much an average college student spends on food can be a little difficult as meal plans, students, and co...

What is Included in Room and Board?

When you look at the total cost of a college, the price tag you see is the cost of attendance. This is, of course, tuiti...

How Much Do College Applications Cost?

 

How Do You Budget for College?

“I’m a college student, why do I need a budget?” “I’m living off of Ramen noodles, why do I need a budget?” “My parents ...

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