Housing & Residential Life
2017-2018 Student Handbook
Handling finances is an educational experience. Avoid your expenses exceeding your income. Establish a budget. Know what’s coming in and what’s going out:
MONEY FROM HOME
PART TIME WORK
ROOM AND BOARD
SNACKS AND FOOD
TRAVEL AND GAS
We also caution you to use credit cards wisely. Many companies send offers to college students and this is an essential piece of financial management and planning.
You are also responsible to take care of your student account and residence hall room and board payments.
This is essentially the first time you are “renting” your own living space and need to handle your account responsibly. If you do not pay your installment payments on time, our office will be contacting you. We encourage students to take responsibility and be proactive in communicating your financial situation. If you are going to be late on a payment, are waiting for financial aid, or have extenuating circumstances, communicate those concerns with us prior to receiving a late payment notice from the office. For more information on your student account or starting a payment plan contact the Business Office, McMullen Basement.
Add money to your u-card anytime and your parents can too. You have the option of adding to your general account or food flex. https://get.cbord.com/msubucard/full/login.php