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Learn more about student life and what you can accomplish at Joliet Junior College in our blog.

Financial Aid Facts & Stats

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 8, 2018 9:54:00 AM

Financial aid is a necessity for the more than 70 percent of college students that apply for the FAFSA each year. Below, we break down some facts and stats about the FAFSA (and other types of aid) that might enlighten you as you embark on your financial aid journey this October. 

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Tags: About JJC, Tips & Tricks, Money Saving Tips

Money Management Tips

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 26, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Whether you're age 18 or 38, keeping a balanced budget is tricky - especially if you're in college and juggling multiple costs. 

According to a Gallup poll, only 30 percent of Americans keep a regular household budget. If you don't have a budget (but would like to create one), we've gathered a few helpful tips that will get you started below. 

Questions about your financial aid? Visit jjc.edu/financial-aid.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Money Saving Tips

5 Reasons Why College is Worth the Money

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 29, 2018 9:08:00 AM

It's no secret that college can be expensive - but it's also an investment in your future. When you spend money on classes to obtain a degree, remember that you're doing it to give yourself a huge advantage in the workforce.

How huge? You may be surprised to learn how valuable a college degree really is - even if you're only planning on getting an associate degree. Take a look at five reasons why college is a good idea despite the high cost below. 

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Careers, Money Saving Tips

9 Awesome Gifts You Can Afford on a College Student Budget

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 11, 2017 9:45:03 AM

 
Gift giving is stressful when you're on a college student budget - but it's not impossible! If you're unsure what you're going to do about your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gifts this year, check out a few of our gift ideas below, ranging from $1 to $20.


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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Holidays

10 Things College Students Can Get for Free or at a Discount

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 25, 2017 8:29:20 AM

 

Did you know that college students have access to an array of free and discounted items? From entertainment to restaurants and computer software, these perks can help you save money as you work toward completing your degree.

Below we list only a few of the many deals you can score just for having a student ID or .edu email address. 

 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Money Saving Tips

Common Scholarship Myths - Busted

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 7, 2017 12:17:33 PM

 

Applying for scholarships can seem intimidating on the outside, but what many students don't know is that it's one of the easiest ways you can earn money for school. No joke.

And that's FREE money, btw! 

But it takes too much time. And I'm going up against SO MANY OTHER students who probably have higher grades than me, so why bother? Right? Wrong!

JJC has more than $500,000 in scholarship money to award this year - so don't miss out on this golden opportunity. If you're not sure if applying for scholarships is the right route for you, we encourage you to think again, and take a look at our scholarship myth list below. 

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Tips & Tricks, For New Students

Money Saving Hacks

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 28, 2016 8:00:33 AM


Let's be honest: it's hard to save money, especially when you're in college. 

The good news is, anyone can save money, no matter your age or financial situation - you just have to make an effort and change your habits. Below, we've outlined ten simple money saving hacks students and others can try. 

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Tags: Money Saving Tips