Financial Adviser Daryl Dagit shares tips for college students and parents

WMBD This Morning

Did you fill out the FAFSA? Make sure your college has an updated version to ensure your financial aid is current and not delayed.

Search for and submit scholarship applications. This will allow you to earn your diploma with as little debt as possible!

Don’t forget about student discounts. Showing your student ID could save you big bucks on school supplies, laptops, airline tickets and more.

Can you purchase used or e-versions of your textbooks? On the flip side, don’t forget to sell your books at the end of the semester.

Stay on campus! By going out on the town, students spend extra dollars.

Make a spending plan that includes careful budgeting – parents, this is where you can help! There are several great apps that can help.

Save big bucks by using coupons and coupon codes for all your shopping. From groceries to clothing, always look for available discounts and free shipping for online orders.

Stay away from credit cards, no matter how good the incentive! If you do have a credit card, don’t use them unless you have the cash to pay the balance off each month.

Start looking now for back-to-school specials on dorm room gear and school supplies.

Consider being a teacher’s assistant (TA). Some undergraduates get paid, but most of the time, students get class credits for their work. This could result in real savings

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