With hundreds of thousands of college freshmen starting college across the country, I wanted to share some of the best tips, tricks, and insights I’ve found and compiled so that none of you turn into a delusional college student.Starting life alone for the first time can be a challenge on multiple fronts – educational, financial, social, and more. With safety nets gone, college freshman have to figure it out alone. Here is a great guide to help them find the information they need to be successful.This guide isn’t all-inclusive (although we tried to be). If you have a great tip or trick for college students, please share it in the comments below!To navigate the list, here are the main areas of tips for college freshmen:
Getting financial aid isn’t just something that you do before you start your freshman year. You typically have to re-apply for financial aid each school year, and sometimes each semester. Keep these links handy so that you can easily track down the resources you need.
The fact of life is that most college Freshmen will either have student loans or will need to get them before they graduate. Here are some essential resources for college students when it comes to dealing with student loans.
College may be the first time that you may have to deal with personal finance issues on your own. You’ll have to budget, you’ll encounter sales people chucking credit card offers your way, and you’ll have to navigate the financial world on your own. Here are some simple tips for college Freshmen when it comes to handling personal finance topics.
The key to wealth is saving and investing. And to gain even more wealth, you should start as early as possible. Here are some simple tips and resources for college students to start investing, even with just a little bit of money.
Dorm life is a completely new experience for college freshmen. It’s a huge change from living at home, and it opens up a ton of new experiences. Here are some simple guides to making the most of dorm life for your first time away from home for a long period of time.
The whole point of college is to set yourself up for a successful future career. As such, you need to take certain steps while you’re at college to get on the right track. Here are some essential career resources for college students to get an internship and eventually get a real job upon graduation.
College is also a time for you to experience your love life in a way that you’ve probably never done it before. As the first two articles below share – you must date in college or else… Here are some fun quick tips for making the most of your college love life.
Once you head off to college, the dynamics with your parents change forever. You’re now an adult, and they now have less and less control over your life. It can be a hard and awkward transition, and these tips can help you navigate the path towards a real adult relationship with your parents.
Finally, even though you’re a college freshmen, it never hurts to start looking towards the future. Here are some simple steps you can take when you start college to make the most of your future – even if it just inspires you and gives you motivation to succeed.Bonus: Check out our list of the best college blogs to follow if you want more amazing content to make your college experience that much better!