paying for college is easily the most stressful thing I've ever had to deal with. Even if you can get a lot of financial aid, there's still a lot of paperwork you have to deal with! My school requires first year students to buy a crazy expensive meal plan AND requires that we live on campus our first year. Ridiculous, right? Well, a few tips for making your money last in college:
YOU DON'T NEED TO GO TO THAT THEME PARK!
YOU REALLY CAN LIVE FOR A WHILE ON RAMEN!
Save every cent you can, it all helps. I literally just barely made a payment one month because I was able to scrape together the last $0.80 I needed from around my room!
And don't do what I did and buy a really expensive computer. I really love it, but the money could have been put to much better use.
REMEMBER: YOU HAVE TO PAY BACK STUDENT LOANS! It isn't just free money!