New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation
Accurately budgeting for college living expenses can be a difficult task for families. Completing this worksheet will make you aware of the “hidden” expenses that you may not have considered and help families create a budget appropriate for the student’s needs. This worksheet will help you itemize your expenses and prioritize as necessary. Totals are calculated automatically ( fields).
Enter the number of months in your academic year:
Educational Expenses (per semister basis):
Monthly Expenses (by category):
Keeping costs down while in college is extremely important. Credit cards should only be used in emergency situations to avoid getting into a tough financial situation, which can negatively impact your credit and credit score. Besides cutting costs, consider a part-time job while in-school and during breaks.
For more information on how to manage your finances and to learn about the importance of building good credit, click here.
Estimated College Expenses for Academic Year (x Months):
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