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How to Budget at College

How to Budget at College

An underrated skill that is essential to learn in college is personal budgeting.  In this blog, Tyler shares some of his learned lessons and also much advice as to how the college student can win financially.

Campus Spotlight: Financial Aid

Campus Spotlight: Financial Aid

The financial aid office is here to help you make sense of your financial situation, whether it's scholarships, loans, or anything else. Your time in college is meant to prepare you for the future, and this should include preparing you to handle money on your own.

Save It

Save It

I don’t know about you, but when I was in high school, I had this misconception that college kids ate ramen every night and lived with $3 in their bank accounts. When I came to MC, I realized that I needed money to have fun, pay for emergencies, and plan for the future.

What's a FAFSA?

What's a FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s from the Fed, and is Big Brother’s (the government's) way of assessing your family’s income and providing additional funding to help pay for school. The funding can come in three forms.

Money Matters with Michelle

Money Matters with Michelle

But on the real, let’s talk through one of the most daunting thoughts when thinking through your college decision: MONEY. Your education is an investment. We know it can be scary when trying to wade through the waters that are scholarships and financial aid. But I have fantastic news! You’re not in this alone.

Best Kept Secrets to Funding Your College Education

Best Kept Secrets to Funding Your College Education

A modern day poet once wrote, “mo’ money, mo’ problems.”  Guess that guy never had to pay for college.  As a senior, it can be quite daunting for you (and if not you, your parents) to think about how you’re going to be able to afford a solid college education.  We hear that all the time in the Admissions Office.  “There’s no way I can afford to go to a private university.”  Or “Yeah, MC is great and all, but I just can’t afford it.”