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Manage Your Money

Budget Calculator

This budget calculator will help you determine your expenses and estimate your total available income while a student at BCTC. You will need to consider all of your resources and the total cost of your education. The budget calculator lists most of the important expenses and resources: tuition, books, and scholarships, for example. The official nine-month cost of attendance for an independent student at BCTC is $14,066 for in-state and $21,506 for out-of-state students. This includes tuition, $1000 for books and supplies, $775/month for food and housing, $89/month personal expenses, and transportation costs. We recommend using these numbers in order to determine your budget.

Cash Course

Managing your money can be overwhelming. What budget killer can pose the greatest threat to your wallet? What do you need to know about managing your money? Learn the financial basics with Cash Course .

  • Budgeting & Financial Planning
  • Overspending
  • Banking Your Money
  • Dealing with Debit & Credit Cards
  • Mixing Money & Family
  • Protecting Your Credit
  • Preventing Identity Theft
  • Avoiding Quick Financial Fixes
  • Setting Financial Goals
  • Saving Money
  • Planning to Be Rich
  • Planning for Retirement 

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