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In-School Budget Calculator

Use your monthly income and expenses to see where your money goes.

Enter your monthly income and expenses. Use $0 for items that do not apply to you. Use your tab function or select the Balance field to see your monthly surplus or shortfall.

This calculator is for informational and educational purposes only. The results are estimates only.


Monthly earnings must be greater than zero and cannot be blank.
Other income must be numeric.


Tuition must be numeric.
On-Campus room and board must be numeric.
Off-campus housing must be numeric.
Books and supplies must be numeric.
Food must be numeric.
Transportation must be numeric.
Health must be numeric.
Entertainment must be numeric.
Personal must be numeric.
Credit payments must be numeric.
Other expenses must be numeric.

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