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You and Your Money: Things Every Student Should Know

How do I build my credit? Avoid bank fees? Finance my education? U.S. Bank has answers.


Keeping track of how much you have, how much you spend, and how much you’ll need to make it through the school year – that’s a lot to think about. Here are some tips that can help.

Student Checking Account Tips

Student Checking Account Tips

Some wise ways to take care of that new account – and avoid the most common (and costly) mistakes.

How Do Overdrafts Happen, and How Can I Avoid It?

How Do Overdrafts Happen, and How Can I Avoid It?

When you try to spend more than you have available in your account, you may be charged a fee.

How to Get Started

Making a Budget: How to Get Started

It sounds tedious, but setting up a budget is actually quite easy. Here’s how to do it in three simple steps.

What to Know Before You Go

Studying and Spending Abroad: What to Know Before You Go

Don’t forget that you’ll need money “over there,” too. Here’s how to ensure access to funds on the big trip.


Someday you’ll want to apply for a credit card, take out a car loan, and maybe even buy your own home. To make all these things possible later, here’s what you need to think about now.

What Is “Good Credit”?

What Is “Good Credit”?

Here’s how a single late payment on a student loan or credit card could hamper your economic future.

What’s a Good Credit Score?

What’s a Good Credit Score?

Your credit score is a number between 300 and 850 – and a score of 700+ is “good to excellent.”


The Internet can be a very safe place to make purchases and manage your money – as long as you follow a few simple rules.

Identity Theft and How to Prevent It

Identity Theft and How to Prevent It

Police cannot undo damage that’s been done to your credit report – so it’s important to be vigilant.

How to Keep Your Money Safe Online

How to Keep Your Money Safe Online

Most banks go to great lengths to protect your personal information – but you need to do your part, too.


A college education is an investment in your future – and like any investment, you should understand what you’re getting, how much it will cost, and what the alternatives are.

What Are My Options?

Financial Aid: What Are My Options?

If scholarships and grants come up short, federal student loans are likely to be your next-best bet.

How Much Is Too Much?

Student Loans: How Much Is Too Much?

A few simple calculations can help you avoid facing an “endless sea” of payments when real life kicks in.

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