Where does my money go?
Ever asked yourself what happens to your money!
You can keep track of how much you spend, and on what, in the free and easy-to-use mobile app: Check it out: TrackMySpending from MoneySmart.
By entering the amount each time you spend money into your app record, you will see at the end of the week if you are spending more than you had planned for. This really helps to keep spontaneous purchases, such a coffees and takeaways in check. You can also email yourself the recorded costs from the app.
The other part of keeping your head above the water, is to know how much money you have allocated to various cost items, MoneySmart offers a very user-friendly budget planner. We recommend you try it out by entering your estimated income and estimated costs into the budget work sheet. You can email the budget to yourself at any time.
Come and see us at Financial Assistance should you need additional guidance
Planning for how much money you really need
Cost of studying
If you have to plan for your tuition fees from your income, then check the costs of each subject, and plan ahead:
- Course fees information published by University fees office
Cost of living
Living away from home will bring with it multiple new costs. You'll find many cost of living guides for Sydney on the internet. How much money you will need depends largely on your choice of accommodation, as the primary cost for most students. Here is a UTS scenario:
Costs associated with living in Sydney such as accommodation, food, text books, etc
Student Financial Calendar
Refer to our Important dates page for important dates related to tuition fees