Housing & Residential Life
2018-2019 Student Handbook
Handling finances is an educational experience. Avoid your expenses exceeding your income. Establish a budget. Know what’s coming in and what’s going out
MONEY FROM HOME
PART TIME WORK
ROOM AND BOARD
SNACKS AND FOOD
TRAVEL AND GAS
We also caution you to use credit cards wisely. Many companies send offers to college students and this is an essential piece of financial management and planning.
You are also responsible to take care of your student account and residence hall room and board payments.
This is essentially the first time you are “renting” your own living space and need
to handle your account responsibly. If you do not pay your installment payments on
time, our office will be contacting you. We encourage students to take responsibility
and be proactive in communicating your financial situation. If you are going to be
late on a payment, are waiting for financial aid, or have extenuating circumstances,
communicate those concerns with us prior to receiving a late payment notice from the
office. For more information on your student account or starting a payment plan contact
the Business Office, McMullen Basement.
Add money to your u-card anytime and your parents can too. You have the option of adding to your general account or food flex. https://get.cbord.com/msubucard/full/login.php
The University offers loans primarily for students facing unexpected circumstances. Applications can be retrieved by contacting the Office of Financial Aid or by going to www.msubillings.edu/seesomething/ then to the Student Crisis Fund.