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Finance Tips & Resources to Help Students Manage Their Money

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Featured Webinars

Free Financial Webinars that Promote Financial Wellness

PNC Offers Free Financial Webinars to Students

See the full calendar of available webinars for the 2023-2024
academic year.

Free Webcast Featuring Chelsea Fagan, Founder & CEO of The Financial Diet

6 Money Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Earlier, a free student webcast sponsored by PNC Bank.

Spotlight Series Featuring: Julien and Kiersten Saunders of rich & REGULAR®

Quick video tips on budgeting, investing, avoiding fraud and using credit wisely.

My Finance Academy: Insights

The more you know about money, the better you position yourself to reach your
financial goals, not just for today but for life.

PNC My Finance Academy provides information, insights and ideas that may help as you work toward building healthy financial habits for high school, college and beyond. My Finance Academy is here for you with videos, podcasts, articles and other tools to help you build your financial knowledge and confidence.

For Students


12 Ways to Save Money In College

Although rewarding, your college years can be a challenging financial stage in your life. Learn effective ways to save money and optimize your budget.

4 min read


How to Start Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Stocks and More

Time is on your side when you start investing while you’re young: Your money has more time to grow. These investing basics can help you take the first step.

3 min read


How to Stop Spending Money: Top 10 Tips to Stay in Control

In today’s world of one-click purchases and two-day delivery, overspending can sneak up on you. Here’s how to stop spending money so you can reach your financial goals.

2 min read


25 of the Best Jobs for College Students

If you want to make money while you’re in college — without compromising your studies or schedule— this list of job opportunities is for you.

9 min read


How to Create a Budget as a College Student

Feel like there’s too much month at the end of your money? There’s a simple solution to help you monitor and manage it: a budget! Here are six easy steps to creating a budget.

4 min read


How to Buy a Car as a College Student

Thinking about buying a car while you’re in college? It’s a big step, so make sure you have the information you need to make a good decision.

5 min read

For Parents


Beyond Saving: Teaching Children How to Invest

Whether your child is just starting junior high school or heading into the workforce, you have a remarkable opportunity to help them establish good investing habits early.

3 min read


How to Apply for Federal Financial Aid

Getting federal financial aid for college begins with knowing where and how to apply. Here are some tips to help you navigate the process.

4 min read


Making the Most of College Savings with a 529 Plan

Education is expensive and if you have children, the time to start planning for their future is now.

3:01 min video

Tools for Students & Parents

Knowing where your money stands can empower you to manage your money more wisely and feel confident about your financial well-being.

Set Savings Goals

Estimate college costs and set your savings goals using the College Savings Calculator.


Take control and track your expenses using the Student Budgeting Calculator. 

Plan for College

Explore options to help pay for a college education, from understanding costs and financial aid to grants, scholarships and college savings plans.

We Have Even More for Students

The Student Banking Hub can help students and families bank – from college prep to career.

Opportunities for Students

Get a Head Start on Your Career, Now.

We offer great Summer Internships and Development Programs to students and graduates, as well as a myriad of career choices for emerging and experienced professionals.