Student Budgeting

Student budgeting is the continual process of a student organizing their finances to ensure financial stability for short-term, mid-term, and long-term financial goals.

By keeping finances in order, students ensure they can pay and manage living expenses like rent, food, bills, tuition, and student loans. Budgeting provides students reassurance that they are not spending more than they earn or living above their means.

Tips to student budgeting success:

A student's financial aid package depends on a number of factors including:

  • Track income to debt ratio
  • Set realistic financial goals for the short, mid, and long-term
    • Write your goals down and detail how you will implement them
    • Hang your goals up as an active reminder to turn your financial visions into a reality
  • Use spreadsheets or budgeting software to track your weekly, monthly, and annual progress
    • Track all expenses and use accurate descriptions for all costs
    • Be sure to plan for all deductions, even the small ones like gas, gifts, and doctor appointments
    • Monitor and update spreadsheets or budgeting software as needed
  • Monitor credit score
  • Pay bills on time or within the allotted grace period
  • Save additional income in an interest-bearing savings account, liquid money market, or investments

Student budgeting prepares pupils for unexpected financial burdens, manages monetary reduction spending, and builds decision-making and organizational skills.

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