While college is often called “the best four years of your life,” it can also end up being the most expensive four years of your life if you aren’t mindful of your finances. Between tuition, room and board, activity fees, and other college costs, things can really start to add up (not to mention the price of that shopping trip with your friends or the late night pizza you ordered).
If you’re financing college all on your own, then it’s important to know the steps needed at each point during your college career. If your parents normally take care of most financial responsibilities for your college experience, then being mindful of what steps they are taking will help keep your educational costs in perspective.
Here is your financial checklist to keep you on track at each point during your years in college:
College Financial Checklist