Self-Help

Budgeting and Saving

Financial planning is the process of developing a plan to achieve financial success.  It involves the steps of defining and setting goals, analyzing information, developing a plan to achieve them, putting that plan into action, and monitoring and modifying that plan.  It includes all aspects of handling your money: spending, credit, saving and investing.

Use our Cost Calculator to start planning your budget!
If you are an out of state student, use our Budgeting Calculator (Excel Document) to help plan financially for all four years at USF!

If you need help with any of the above, visit the financial education office in SVC 2054 or contact us to schedule an in person budgeting appointment.