learn how to manage your finances
There are a lot of different elements that make up our overall well-being. Factors such as our health—both physical and mental, social life and relationships all make up our well-being. But did you know that your financial well-being is just as important?
As a college student—regardless of whether you’re a young adult or working professional—personal finances can be a stressful area to manage. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to achieve financial well-being. With the right tools, resources and education, however, you can learn how to manage your finances and improve your overall financial well-being.
TUITION AND COST OF ATTENDANCE
HOW TO MAKE A BUDGET AS A STUDENT
The Study Tube Project explains how to create and use a budget as a student. This is in no way meant to be insensitive toward anyone’s financial situation that may have changed due to the current situation. It’s purely education and speaks broadly. Keep in mind that you don’t have to fill out a spreadsheet every day. You can set aside some time at least once a month or bi-weekly to review your money situation.
The Student’s Guide to Budgeting in College
The Student Guide to Personal Finance – Adulting 101
Budgeting for College | Money-Saving Tips for Students
How I Save Money And Budget As A 20-Year-Old Part-Time Working College Student
CAMPUS COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Student Experience Fund
The College supports student attendance at professional conferences to present research and to represent student club chapters of professional organizations at their annual meetings. The student receives priceless exposure to internship and career opportunities, networking events, employer webinars and career fairs through grant support to attend professional development events. Students who would like to attend a professional event or conference can login to Handshake to access the application form.
Emergency Relief Fund
The College has received funding that enable us to disburse grants for students experiencing a crisis. If awarded, the grant does not need to be repaid.
EARNING MONEY DURING COLLEGE
Need help finding a part-time job on campus? Apply for an on-campus part-time staff job through the office of human resources.You can also ask the human resources team about a Federal Work Study which provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.
Want a job off-campus? To search for career opportunities, log into your Handshake account using your vaughn.edu email address.
AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS AND EQUIPMENT
Learn more about internet plans for low-income and fixed income households.
Learn more about how the Affordable Connectivity Program can provide eligible households with internet service discounts.
If you need to borrow technology—such as a laptop or camera—or you need assistance with specific software for your courses:
FOOD AND CLOTHING ASSISTANCE
This Snap Benefit program provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budgets of those in need so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
The WIC program provides federal grants for supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income pregnant or postpartum women and to infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.
Bottomless Closet is an organization dedicated to making women feel confident, prepared and empowered to ace their job interviews, start new jobs and begin their journey to self-sufficiency.
NeON is an organization dedicated to offering gently used business attire, casual clothes, shoes and accessories through five NeON Clothing Closets throughout the five boroughs.
NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE?
The Zoom Front Desk is available to help answer questions and direct you to resources. If assistance is needed with advisement, tech support or on-campus technology, the advisement team and the IT help desk can be reached via Zoom Front Desk.
Join by entering Zoom Meeting Room ID# 989 7485 1705, or by visiting: bit.ly/VCFrontDesk.
Zoom Front Desk Hours:
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.