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October 31, 2018

Ways to Save on Transportation

For most people, transportation is a daily necessity. Regardless of your method or distance of travel, there are multiple ways to save on your transportation costs. You can find more details in our “7 Ways to Reduce Transportation Costs” blog.   If a vehicle must be a factor in your transportation… If a vehicle is

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August 9, 2018

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February 21, 2018

7 Ways to Reduce Your Transportation Costs

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA   When it comes to obtaining even our most basic needs – from food, to money, to human interaction – odds are most of us probably leave our homes every day, which means we all have transportation costs. Here are some ideas to help you spend less on getting around. If

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August 25, 2017

Transportation

August 24, 2017

Transportation

Transportation expenses are the costs you incur for travel. Examples of these costs might include your daily commute to and from school or work, including gas, parking, vehicle maintenance, insurance, and public transportation fares.    

October 31, 2018

How to Create a Budget

1. Know your take-home pay.   The first step to creating a budget is knowing how much money you have available. Be sure to build your budget around your take-home pay (the amount of money in your pocket after deductions for things like taxes, retirement contributions, or health insurance).     2. Choose a timeframe

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August 9, 2018

Factors of Cost of Attendance

There are many factors to consider while you are deciding which college to attend. One of those factors is Cost of Attendance (COA). The COA helps your college determine your financial need and is divided into several categories:         Each college will have a different cost of attendance. As an example, let’s

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August 8, 2018

Types of Personal Health Savings Accounts

Health Savings Account (HSA) Under a high-deductible, low-premium health insurance plan, you can save for your out-of-pocket health and wellness costs by creating a tax-advantaged fund account that may accrue interest. Additionally, if you don’t use your funds, they may roll over from year to year, even if you change jobs or retire. Learn more

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December 20, 2017

4 Ways To Save On College Costs

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Money plays a huge role when you’re in college. There are a lot of ways you can save money that you probably haven’t though of. You can borrow less money if you make smart cost cutting decisions. Here are 4 ways to save on college expenses.   1. Buy used text books When I

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Shopping Lists and Financial Aid Award Letters

By Jacob Newman, UHEAA Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read your financial aid award letter like a grocery shopping list?     Luckily, at many universities and colleges, you can! The Department of Education has released a “financial aid shopping list” to make it easier to compare financial aid offers. Breaking down this report,

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December 19, 2017

5 Things to Consider When Choosing to Work During College

By Katie Wornek, UHEAA If you’re thinking about working while attending college, you’re definitely not alone. A 2015 Georgetown University study found that 70% of college students work during college. Beyond providing money to help you pay for school, working at a job will help you gain valuable real-world skills and feel invested in your

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Limiting College Debt By Saving On Books

By Steve Rogers, UHEAA Student loans can be a very important resource for students going to college. Many would not be able to complete their education without access to these funds. However, student loans can also be a source of worry for many students. It is important to understand how and when you should borrow

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December 18, 2017

College Housing Options Part 2: Off-Campus

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA College offers a chance to meet new people, expand your knowledge and perspective, become more independent, and develop important life skills. Choosing the right living arrangement can help you accomplish all of those things. In part one of this college housing blog series, we talked about living on your college campus.

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August 24, 2017

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance includes expenses associated with obtaining your degree or certificate. These costs could include things like tuition, housing and food, transportation, books, fees (which help pay for things like facilities and amenities on campus) and other supplies needed in your area of study.  

Living & Lifestyle Expenses

Living expenses are costs associated with meeting your personal needs. Living expenses typically include, but are not limited to housing, utilities, food, transportation, and personal care. Consider the items in the infographic below when budgeting for your living and lifestyle expenses.