How to make, spend and save money in college — while still having fun

Between books to read and parties to attend, there’s a lot college students need to prepare for before they arrive on college campuses this month. One category they shouldn’t neglect: Money.

There’s food to buy; pizza is the most popular emoji to use when sending payments, according to an analysis of 5 million transactions by peer-to-peer lending app Venmo. Paying dues for student organizations and clubs is another common use for students using Venmo, according to the company. But there are the larger costs, like rent and books.

Given high college costs and growing student debt, paying for college and surviving financially can be a real challenge for many students.

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