You may find yourself in a position to save money while you are a student. If you would like to be in a position to save, but don’t have money left over after paying for your essential educational expenses, you’ll want to revisit your budget plan and possibly talk with financial aid staff to help you revise your plan. Whether your savings is $50 or $2,000, you should congratulate yourself that you are able to set aside money.
If you regularly have money left, check out our section on saving money.
There is a wealth of entertainment in Ithaca that won’t break your budget. Take advantage of living in our vibrant community! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Check out the view on the 5th floor of the Johnson Museum.
- Go for a hike on the Plantations or gorge trails.
- Paddle Beebe Lake with the Cornell Outing Club.
- Climb McGraw Tower to see a Chimes concert.
- Attend a Music Department concert.
- Create a study break with Big Red Bucks – buy your sweetie their favorite sweetie!
- Let’s Go Red! Most athletic games are free, or you can splurge on men’s hockey tickets.
- The Downtown Ithaca Alliance keeps an event calendar, including our great festivals.
- Visit Ithaca Farmer’s Market.
- Join a student organization.
- Participate in the Big Red Barn events.
- Watch a movie at Cornell Cinema.
Avoid the Common Pitfall$
- Make a budget plan. Revise it if you find that it’s not accurate.
- Anticipate future expenses.
Will you need to purchase a ticket to travel for Winter Break?
Will your January rent be due before you receive your spring funding?
Are you excited to take a class that involves travel?
- Make a habit of healthy spending!