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Student Budget

Track Expenses & Take Control of Your Budget

How much cash do you need to get through the month — or the entire school year?

Made specifically for college students, the PNC My Finance Academy Student Budget Calculator can make budgeting easier, maybe even fun!

Enter your costs in the various categories to see how much money you'll need for the school year and each month within it. You may want to try different scenarios, cutting back spending in discretionary areas such as entertainment and personal items, to see where you might be able to save some money. Then monitor your expenses by updating the information at least monthly.

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

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