Monday, February 1, 2010

This blog will be about the expenses of college life. First of all the main expense is the college tuition. That is the problem with plenty of people that I know because sometimes financial aid doesn’t always help. In my case my mom had to take out a loan to pay for my first year. This was a problem because my mom said I had to pay back the loan. This is going to be a problem because I don’t know what my financial situation will be like when I graduate from college. Also next year I have to take out another loan in my name because my mom doesn’t want to take anymore loans.

An expense is friends. Friends are very expensive because hanging out isn’t always free. Sometimes you may feel like you want to go out and do something like go out to eat. Going out to eat is very expensive unless you going to McDonalds. Nobody wants to go out to McDonalds on the weekends. On the weekends people want to go out to the movies, the clubs, or something else that cost a lot. Going to college means that all your money will be spent on food at the college. This is a problem because college food is expensive and sometimes not even that good.

Books are also an expense. The books in college are not cheap. Even the used books are expensive. Even though you can turn in the books at the end of the year this doesn’t help your case at the beginning of the year. The worst part is that you don’t even get all your money back. This is a problem for me because I need as much money as I can possibly get. Like some other students I don’t work during the school year so my money disappears pretty fast if I don’t save like I should.

An expense that I would like to talk about is apartment living. No I don’t live in an apartment myself, but I have heard that, that can be hectic also. Rent being due can be a big problem especially if you had to spend money on food. A few people I know tell me that they have to go to their parent’s house a lot because they don’t always have the money to financially support themselves. This poses a problem for me because I eventually want to move out and I really don’t want to stay in dorms. It doesn’t seem like an experience that I really want.


  1. I completely agree man! College is a lot more expensive then high school and friends can also be pretty expensive. Especially if they want to go to nice places that cost money. Luckily for me I am fortunate enough to not have to take out loans. But the books and tuition are very pricey and busted the savings account up a little bit. Great post

  2. Very nicely detailed, HillBlogger, but don't forget to write a conclusion!

    Book costs are ridiculous, and I always suggest that my students visit BIGWORDS for textbook deals. I'd discourage selling books back to the bookstore. Instead, try to sell them to a student taking the same course with the same teacher the next quarter.