It is important to learn how to manage your money both while you are a student and after you graduate. This page offers advice on budgeting, loans, terminology, and more to help you make wise financial decisions. The Oregon Tech Financial Aid Office will also hold periodic educational events on campus; fall dates will be posted soon.
Budgeting for College
Learn how to keep track of your income and expenses, save for your goals, and adjust your budget as your life changes.
What should I know about budgeting after I leave school?
Your expenses will change after you leave school. For example, if you recently graduated, you usually won't be required to begin paying off your student loans for six months, but when that payment is added to your monthly expenses, it will have a big impact on your budget. When you leave school, you'll want to update your budget to include student loan payments, as well as your new income and living costs. Leaving school can be an exciting (and stressful) time, but you don't want to stop tracking and managing your finances.
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Financial Planning Tips
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