Surviving
Financially As
A College
Student

You have taken many, often difficult, steps to attend college.You probably have:

  • Taken tests and exams,
  • Completed what feels like a mountain of paperwork.
  • Researched careers and colleges, and
  • Faced family and friends who perhaps may not support your desire for a college education.

You've overcome many obstacles to be on this path. Now, to stay on that path, you'll need to pay attention to your studies and to your finances.

Certain things catch your eye,
But pursue only those that capture your heart. Native American saying

 

Do you recall the line "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"? That line, from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, could describe the life of a college student. After all, you're learning much while you have little to spend. You're rich in ideas, but poor in the pocketbook.

But there is good news: by learning and applying some simple skills, you'll master your money and can avoid the label "starving college student." You'll also be well on your way to coming financially stable throughout your life.