Even with a general understanding of the most important personal finance fundamentals, the topic of money management as a student can mean you have additional nuances to navigate. Student-specific personal finance topics can range from understanding your financial aid award and knowing where to go to pay your semester bill, to tracking how many food points you use per week and identifying the best places around campus to grab a bite on a budget. 

While some of our content may be applicable to the broader college student audience, the information on this page is designed to speak to the financial realities many Duke students will face. The topics highlighted include: 

  • Cost of living examples and resources for Durham and the surrounding area 
  • Duke-specific loan and work-study information 
  • Budgeting considerations typical for most college students 

Prioritize your finances at Duke and read through our featured topics for money management as a Blue Devil!