College Survival Guide for Your Money

Learn how to handle the financial challenges that come up in college, from getting financial aid to budgeting.
Anna Helhoski
By Anna Helhoski 
Edited by Des Toups

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College might be the first time you’ve had to make big financial decisions, like where you go to school and how you pay for it. On top of that, you’re challenged with meeting everyday expenses as you juggle classes and your social life.

It will take more than money to survive your college years, but knowing how to handle your finances will prevent some frustration.

The articles below offer guidance for your money concerns in college. Start by finding the description the best fits your situation.

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