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An internet guide to personal economics for the college student

Published: Monday, Aug. 19 2013 2:39 p.m. MDT

Graduate Lacey Walker (CQ) (Center) shakes hands after receiving her diploma in Financial Accounting during LDS Business College Commencement Exercises at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in this Thursday, April 9, 2009, file photo.   (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Graduate Lacey Walker (CQ) (Center) shakes hands after receiving her diploma in Financial Accounting during LDS Business College Commencement Exercises at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in this Thursday, April 9, 2009, file photo. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

We all know the rising cost of a college education. But many students face an additional financial challenge once classes begin — budgeting for living and personal expenses. Several Web sites offer advice and tool that can assists students with managing expenses while attending school. Here are just a few:

AARP

www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-08-2012/reducing-the-cost-of-college-campus-life.html

Offers several tips on reducing college costs.

BANKRATE.COM

www.bankrate.com/calculators/smart-spending/college-student-budget-calculator.aspx

Provides online calculator to analyze college spending and budgeting.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS.ORG

www.collegescholarships.org/student-living/save-money.htm

Features extensive money saving tips for students in several various categories.

COLLEGETIPS.COM

www.collegetips.com/college-money/save-money-college.php

Spotlights 31 general tips to save money while in college.

SALLIE MAE

www.collegeanswer.com/manage-your-money/

Provides insights on managing credit, student loans and choosing a bank.

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