Are there free resources to help with creating a budget?

Consider stopping by the Financial Aid Office to discuss budget strategies and pick up some budgeting resources. Feel free to use this Monthly Budget Planner to get started. Find additional help at MyMoney.gov.

Can I eat healthy on a budget?

Yes! You do not have to compromise your health just to stick to a budget. Here are some useful websites for healthy eating on a budget:

Is it possible to have a social life without going broke?

    Yes! Having a social life can be affordable! Consider eating dinner in and going out for dessert or renting a DVD instead of going to the movies. Make sure you ask for any student discounts at King of Prussia Mall and other local businesses.

    How can I start saving if I don’t make a lot of money?

    You don’t need a lot of money to start saving. If you save $10 every week for a year, you can save over $500!

    Can I save money on my cell phone bill?

    You may be eligible for a big discount on your cellular plan and not even know it. Call your service provider to see what discounts you may be eligible for as a student.

    Is there a calculator to help estimate monthly loan payments after graduation?

    The Federal government has a free online Loan Repayment Estimator for students to estimate how much you would pay monthly and which repayment plans works best for you.

    Is there help on campus to enhancing job skills and creating a resume?

    There sure is! Visit Eastern’s Office for Talent and Career Development for all your career development needs.

    Is there such thing as a free checking account?

    Yes! Some banks offer student checking accounts that have advantages such as no fees and student rewards. View a useful student checking account comparison.

    If I withdraw from school, do I still have to pay back my loans?

    Yes! Even if you don't get a diploma, you still have to pay back the funds you borrowed.

    If I can't find a job, am I still responsible for paying back my loans?

    Yes! Regardless if you find a job you are still responsible for paying back your student loans.