Entering into college can be an overwhelming event for most people with all of the requirement and the expense that is involved and with the amount of supplies that you need to purchase before you even start your first class; finding your books is the priority and they must be the brand new versions that are requested by the instructor. Books for college can run into hundreds of dollars but normally into the thousands which are absolutely absurd, there is no reason for students to have to pay that much money for some books; let me rephrase that there is no reason for the students and parents to have to pay that much money.
Almost all students are required to purchase a laptop for class which can also run extremely high also so if there is any way that you can find a really good used laptop it is advised to help save on some funds. It would be best to try to find a laptop from a reputable friend or company and many good computer stores or dealers and good sale on a refurbished laptop, just check everything out very well and make sure that everything is functioning correctly.
When you collect everything that you need before your first college day sit back and take a deep breath and relax because after this moment there will be no time for relaxing and so it begins; now if you have any money left over lets go shopping and buy some new clothes and do some serious fashion shopping, because you need to look your very best for school, no nothing has changed since you were little you need some cool school clothes.
Are you a person that likes to go the mall to do your shopping or do you like the big department stores, they can all carry some really good fashionable clothing, it is really just up to you on what you are looking for and what you are willing to spend; but there are always the small specialty shops with the little tiny expensive petite clothing that really costs a lot of money that most of us do not have.
But if you do have the money to spend these little shops can be a blast and you will be able to find anything that you want or they will find it for you, but if you are a guy well then, this could be a totally different story; guys just go into any department store and find a couple a pairs of pants with a few shirts that look good right off of the rack and a six pack of socks and they are good to go, right, and they do not even have to try anything on.
Whatever your college budget is go with it in the manner that is best for you; and if you need to watch for sales and cut out some coupons then be wise and do so, but get yourself in a good mind set and prepared for a time of your life.