Learning Objectives

  • Identify sources of major and minor expenses in your life, including the cost of college


  1. Identify two larger college expenses and two smaller college expenses that you are responsible for. For example, tuition might be a large college expense while notebooks and folders might be smaller ones.
  2. Describe any sources of income you currently have to cover these expenses.
  3. Explain three financial goals you have for covering your college expenses. For example, you might want to consider work study or taking out another loan.
    1. Fill out the following table. Include at least three items under “College Expense.”
    2. ExpenseEstimated CostPayment Plan Ideasexamples:TuitionBooksRentUtilities