Top 10 Tips
Ideas for high school students as they approach college
#2 Be on the lookout for money
Scholarships are more available than people think. Apply for various types of scholarships and look for ways to get discounts.
#4 Utilize your bank account
Banks offer a lot more than just being a vault, the can give students check cashing, debit cards, online services, personal loans, financial planning, and theft protection. The bank is your friend at college.
# 5 Be careful with your credit
Become aware of the benefits and responsibilities of credit and how you can find the card that fits you.
Compare the prices of dorm living versus apartment. Finding an apartment with a few friends could be a cheaper and fun alternative.
#9 Be prepared with savings
Things happen and having back up money for car or computer malfunctions or when you need to take the bus home. Having money for safety and for the future is always a positive.
# 10 ASK
Always ask questions to your parents or banker. No one is expecting you to know everything, college is a learning experience for the future.