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College Wallet is designed to provide students with all the tips, tricks, and resources they need to be successful, both in college and in life. 

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40 Money Management Tips for College Students

Download this valuable guide for tips to stretch dollars during college. Share with students heading off to college or currently in college to help them take control of their money instead of letting it control them. This guide is also available for download from the HSFPP student, parent, and instructor websites.

Over 40 tips are provided related to:

  • Getting organized
  • Checking accounts
  • Financial aid
  • Jobs
  • Dorm life
  • Apartments
  • Cutting expenses
  • Credit and debt
  • Saving and investing money


More Tips for College Readiness

Parents provide the most influence on their child's financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors.
So, whether your child just graduated from high school or will be home soon from college for summer break, now is the perfect time to help him or her learn to manage money and exercise wise financial decision making.

Click here for some helpful tips about how you can make sure you and your child are ready for college expenses.


Before You Go to College

Education Planning
Finding the Right College For You: Visit our award-winning college planning site

School Search
Find your dream school and apply online - you'll find applications to over 4,000 schools.

Test Preparation
Practice and prepare for standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, GRE and GMAT.

Start Earning Savings Now!
Paying for college has never been easier. Buy your groceries. Shop online. Eat out at a restaurant. Get a new pair of jeans. Send flowers to a loved one. Open a FREE Upromise account, buy products and services from hundreds of contributing companies and these everyday activities can help pay off your student loan.

Private Student Loans
Now you can pay for college the smart way with great repayment options! The Smart Option Student Loan® by Sallie Mae® is an ideal solution to help bridge that gap between federal loans and the cost of your education expenses.

To learn more or to apply, please get started here.


Grants & Scholarships:

Scholarship Search
Search over 8 billion dollars' worth of scholarships.

Student Loans
Applying for Financial Aid?  Get your online application for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*.

Need Help Paying Your Loans?

  • College students and grads- learn to manage your money, student loans, budget and credit cards.
  • Budget Calculator - Five simple steps to help you get your money in order.

Not Ready for College?

If your child is in elementary or middle school and is just starting to think about "what to be when I grow up," we have a special set of information and activities just for you and your son or daughter. Help them get excited about learning and the future. Choose your age group:

*If you do not submit a FAFSA, you will NOT be eligible to receive student aid.




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