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Money Troubles Add to Students’ Burden Before Graduation, Study Finds

Money Troubles Add to Students’ Burden Before Graduation, Study Finds | Saving money for college | Scoop.it
New findings show that money troubles interfere with the academic performance of about one-third of all college students, who report finances as a major source of stress.
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My Thoughts: With money starting to become a bigger issue, it’s starting to interfere with student’s academics. About 3/5 of the students surveyed reported that they worry about having enough money to cover ordinary cost and many feel that a college job got in the way of school work. This article shows that since the recession has started, money for college is something that should be worried about more and looked into more seriously. In the article there was a study by the American College Health Association, which shows that as a drain on students’ mental health, finances rank second only to academics, and ahead of intimate relationships, lack of sleep and family problems. This article really helped me because it shows that money is really important to have during college so I don’t feel stressed about money.

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What Are the Average Community College Costs Per Year?

What Are the Average Community College Costs Per Year? | Saving money for college | Scoop.it

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This article really helped me out figuring out which direction I wanted to go with my life. Money has been that major factor in decided in what type of college I would go to, but with going to a University I would have to find a lot more scholarships and most likely be in debt. In the article it showed that a community college only charged $3000 for 11-12 school year and it only moves up $130 a year so that will be a lot less, if not any, debt for me! I also don’t really know what my major will be at this time but I know I want to go into either education or forensic science. I recently switched high schools halfway through my junior year into a different state so the educational system is so much different, which has taken a big impact on my current classes, and deciding on what college I want to go to because there are a lot of requirements in this high school to graduate that I have to catch up on and because of that, I have to give up on some of the classes I love and need to get into some of those certain Universities. So in conclusion this article really helped make up my mind on decided that a community college is the right way to go for me in my current situation!

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5 Steps to Money Management in College

5 Steps to Money Management in College | Saving money for college | Scoop.it

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This article is good for parents and students because I’ve had to watch a lot of videos on students in college who have gained a lot of debt because they have to they have made bad choices and I’ve been so terrified to make the same mistakes. I know not spend money like crazy right now, but that’s because it’s my parents money and in college it will be a lot of pressure from your friends to buy useless things at that time just because it seems like fun.

In the article it talked about getting a bank account later in college but I’m turning 18 before I’m out of high school so I believe I should start preparing myself for the adult life at time, and that’s about the only thing I would disagree with this article.

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Vasi Villa's curator insight, March 11, 2015 11:18 AM

I found this article helpful because it  was a reminder to save money and spend on necessities rather than wants most the time. I have a savings account open where I transfer half of my paychecks into so i can constantly be having money added. I use the BECU mobile app on my phone to be checking how much money  I have a available to spend and I try to stay away from credit- which I have never done.