Resources for Saving
- It is never too early to start saving!! Explore CashCourse’s guide to Saving Money While in College for some tips and tricks
- Use the Pay Yourself First CashCourse guide to jump start your saving!
- Fill out the Emergency Fund Worksheet and calculate how much you should save for three months’ worth of basic expenses.
Resources for Budgeting
- Use the CashCourse Budget Wizard to learn how to make a budget that works for you.
- Check out Money Management Tips for useful tips and how to differentiate Wants Vs. Needs in order to reduce overspending.
- For tips about spending money on a new apartment or house, check out CashCourse’s guides to sharing costs with Roommates and Choosing the Best Apartment.
- Use the Spending Detective Worksheet to analyze your bank and credit card statements. Compare your bills and other expenses against your income to track spending patterns and behaviors.
Resources for Credit Management
- The Smart Student’s Guide to Credit Reports can give you a run down on how to better understand your credit score.
- Check out CashCourse’s guides on How to Get and Keep a Good Credit Score
- Explore CashCourse’s guide: “Get Out of Credit Card Debt Now!” and start working towards improving your credit score.
- Use CashCourse’s Financial Calculator to determine how long it will take to pay off your credit card.
Resources for Loan Repayment
- Explore CashCourse’s guide “Choosing the Best Repayment Plan for You” to better understand the best way for you to repay your student loans.
- Using loans to pay for college is common, but it is important to understand the pros and cons of borrowing. Identify basic information on loans with CashCourse’s guide on Federal Student Loan Programs as well as an Overview of Private Loans.
- The Student Loan Comparison Chart allows you to keep track of the different terms and fees of loans while shopping around for a student loan.
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Food Stamps for Students in Higher Education
Aside from being enrolled at least half-time, you must meet other criteria to be eligible for SNAP benefits.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund.
HACSA of Lane County
Housing And Community Services Agency (HACSA) of Lane County website. HACSA is committed to providing safe, affordable, and energy-efficient housing for low-income families, elderly citizens and persons with disabilities.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
VITA is free tax return preparation. Volunteers offer their trained expertise to prepare tax returns for students and members of the community at no cost.