How to get the most out of a tight College budget

Are you that typical college kid that always seems to have no money, but want to go out more than just one night a week, and are tired of seeing your friends go out all the time, and have FOMO every night you can’t go out well all you have to do if follow these few tips about budgeting and you can go out more the Johnny Manziel.

Being in college for most people is very expensive and is the start to an expensive debt bill when you graduate college and enter into the workforce. A degree is something that is very important now days to get a good job, unfortunately they can be very expensive but if you are smart and plan a budget you can live the college life, and get the college degree and be less in debt than the majority of your peers.

Look for deals

Most people's average nightly budget is around $20, or at least that’s what I spend on a typical night out and I usually pay 2-3 dollars per drinks so I can get anywhere between 6 and 10 drinks depending on what I buy. So if you want to go out more nights go to happy hours where drinks are half price, which would allow you to go out twice as much. Same things go for food, look for restaurant that have deals and choose to eat a certain place only on the days they have deals. Also take advantage of anything free, many organizations or groups will have free food at meetings, or events to encourage people to go so take advantage and go get that free meal.

Be disciplined with your college budget

The key to being successful and having a good budget is to be self-disciplined and stick to your set budget. Once you set a budget find ways to stick to that budget or even spend less than your budget if possible. Try to put money back in a safe place or bank account that can’t be touched, or find a way to make your money hard to get to so it’s not easily accessible. People tend to spend more money if its easily accessible, so if you make your money hard to get to then in the long run you will save more and more money.

There are multiple ways to save money, but if you follow these two basic rules after you graduate college you will be less in debt than your peers. This will also translate to your habits as you grow older which will allow you to be more financially independent.

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Ways to get involved in college


Looking to become more involved and get the most out of your college experience? Come visit us at the Campus Involvement Center!

The goal of the Campus Involvement Center is to provide meaningful, high quality out-of-class opportunities through programs and experiences that foster:

  • practical appication of classroom learning
  • the development of healthy lifestyles including low risk choices
  • participation in student organizations
  • involvement and service in Athens and the greater community 

Character. Community Citizenship. Civility. Commitment. 

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How to handle the stressors of being a student athlete

From the moment you first go to college, a giant wave of new responsibilities comes crashing over you. Not having your parents there to help you out with every step of the way is usually the first obstacle all college students have to face. You quickly realize that college won't be a walk in the park. All your parents and family members told you that college is the best time of your life and that you have to live it up. All that talk made you decide that you were going to join so many clubs and organizations. You become overjoyed when you find out that the sport you played all your life had a club team! You can’t wait to sign up and get back in the game. But right after the first practice you realize how serious it is and how much time and commitment is needed. You become and anxious about whether you’d be able to handle playing a competitive sport as well as do your best in school, after all you did come here for the well-known journalism school. It may be scary and stressful but you can definitely learn to handle all the stress and time management issues that arise! Read on to find out ways that help you deal with stress and live a happy life!

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