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How to build a college student budget template for student success

College savings and money managementStudent success depends not only on grades, but also on how you budget your money, pay your bills responsibly and financially prepare for the future. Whether you’re one of the many students working your way through school or your parents are footing the bill, the sooner we learn about handling money and expenses, the better off we’ll be. Some tips for successful college life include creating and sticking to a super simple budget template (also called a budget calculator), prioritizing expenses and managing your loans and grants. Read on to learn how!

In “Back to School Tips: Student Budget Planner,” Kerry, a writer at SquawkFox.com offers these suggestions: “A student budget is a financial plan for tracking the flow of money into and out of your life. Read more

Support the cause and save some green with the CengageBrain Extra Credit program!

CengageBrain.comWe at CengageBrain.com know that giving back to charity in whatever way you can is very important, so we’ve resolved to make a difference this year. With your help, we’ll donate up to $100,000 to charity all while helping students get their textbooks for less — and that’s where you come in!

Join CengageBrain Extra Credit and instantly receive a 10% discount code for textbooks and study guides at CengageBrain to share with your friends and classmates, but that’s not all! For every dollar that your coupon code saves, between now and June 30, 2013, CengageBrain will donate a dollar to charity, up to a total corporate donation of $100,000! Read more

How to build your savings account and stay out of debt — and yes, there’s an app for that!

Savings accountThere are many ways to begin building a savings account, and they all may seem impossible now that you’re in the middle of your college career. However, with a little determination and organization (and apps to help), you can learn how to build your savings account that will, in turn, help you stay out of debt! Here are some tips to get you started — and, believe it or not, there’s an app for that! Read more

Scholarship hunting? Now accepting applications for The Dan Coiro Scholarship by CengageBrain!

America's Top TA by CengageBrain: Dan Coiro, Organic Chemistry at Rutgers University

America’s Top TA, Dan Coiro

America’s Top TA

In May of this year, we at CengageBrain introduced our national competition, America’s Top TA, as part of our ongoing dedication to education. College students from across the U.S. were given the opportunity to recognize the teaching assistants (TAs) who have had the greatest impact on their education. For the grand prize, we pledged to establish three $2,500 scholarships in the winning TA’s name, and our winner earned the duty of determining the scholarship criteria and ultimately selecting the scholarship recipients.

After much anticipation, the time to apply for The Dan Coiro Scholarship by CengageBrain has finally arrived! Read more