7 Financial Tips Every College Student Should Know

By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor

College is an exciting time, but it's also an expensive time. With the average debt for graduating seniors hovering around $29,000 (according to CNN), every incoming freshman should be taking a crash course in College Finances 101.

So before you hit the books, study up on these seven essential tips to get a handle on your finances and get the most out of your college experience, for the lowest cost possible.

1. Know Your Financial Aid Options

Most students need some kind of financial aid to help pay for their education. The key is in making the most of the options available to you.

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