Money Management: Planning Your College Finances

Being informed helps you make good decisions about your finances—decisions that will work well for you in college as well as after graduation.

First, File Your FAFSA

Apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study aid with one form.

Submit the FAFSA online

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Consider Your Financial Options

You have a lot of options and a lot to consider. What are the job prospects for your field, and what can you do while in college to give yourself an edge? Where will you live as a student? Will you work while taking classes? How will you finance your education?

Plan Ahead and Make Changes When Needed

It's important to be aware of your finances and plan ahead. Check out these excellent resources that can help you learn how to manage your money. (Some are in PDF form.)