Budget Workbook



Figure out how much each item will cost you. Be sure to calculate for a whole semester (3 months) unless they are one-time purchases. Enter your figures in the GREY cells.


For income in Step 5, figure out how much money you will receive from employment, from family, and from personal savings. Be sure to calculate everything for a whole semester.


Keep in mind that financial aid will go directly to the college to cover tuition, room & board, & fees first. You will only have access to financial aid money to pay for personal items if there is a surplus (e.g. all direct college costs - aid money = X).

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