Paying for School: Student Life

Student Life

Whether you are about to begin your post-secondary education, already in school or a recent graduate, discover how you can manage your money and more.

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Videos

Tax tips for students

Tax tips for students

Jamie Golombek offers tips to students preparing their taxes

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Articles

Getting Smart About Budgets

Learn how to make — and stick to — a budget.

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Scoring High with Credit

If you have a credit card or a student loan, you have started to build a credit rating.

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Three Ways to Save (And Still Have a Life)

Feel like you have a million expenses? Find ways to stretch your funds by making the most of what you’ve got.

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Avoiding Interest

With bills, books, food and tuition, you have enough expenses. Why spend more if you don’t have to?

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All About Stocks

Even if you aren't planning to buy stocks yet, you should get to know the stock market. Learning how it works can help you become a more-educated investor — and just might pay off in the long run.

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Show Me the Money — Financing Your Education

Even with a part-time job and summer employment, you could find yourself short on tuition money come September. If you’re looking for alternative sources of financing, the government and banks are a good place to start.

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Borrowing Options for Students and Parents

Even if you’ve saved for your post-secondary education, you may still need to borrow to make ends meet — either before you begin or along the way.

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How to Prepare for a Loan

If you’re like most students, your savings probably won’t cover all of your education costs.

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Is it Time to Withdraw Money from an RESP?

What you need to know when it's time to withdraw money from a registered education savings account.

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Graduating from High School

Your high school years are coming to a close and you have many options. Here are just a few ideas to think about.

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Choosing a School

You've decided to take the plunge and head to university or college. But how do you decide where to go?

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Scholarships 101

If there’s only one thing you need to know about scholarships, it’s that you should apply.

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Savvy Savings Tips

There are lots of reasons to save. Maybe you want to buy a car, take a trip or even retire comfortably someday. To learn how, read on.

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A Guide to Student Loans

With tuitions on the rise, financial help is a reality for most students.

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The Basics of Student Loans

Understand the options available for financial help with post-secondary education expenses.

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Home Sweet Home: Off-Campus Living

Rooms for rent. Houses for rent. Bachelor apartments. One-bedrooms and four-bedrooms. Then there are leases, landlords and rent cheques… Ah, the life of a student away from home.

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What to Look for When Signing a Lease

Before you sign a lease, here are some “Do’s and Don’ts” to consider.

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CIBC Advantage® for Students

Enroll in the CIBC Advantage for Students with free transactions and no monthly fees on your banking.

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CIBC Education Line of Credit

A line of credit designed to help you manage the cost of your post-secondary education.

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Professional Edge® Line of Credit

Borrow up to $275,000 (depending on your field of study) to help cover tuition, rent, books, school supplies, living and residency costs for your program.

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Classic Visa* Card for Students

A great everyday Visa card for students that offers a wide range of convenient features.

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So you’re graduating from university

For as long as you can remember, September has meant returning to a place where you do work and get grades. But this year, graduation means that job hunting is on the agenda.

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The Next Big Step: Starting Your Career

You’re getting up at the crack of dawn and joining the morning rush hour. Instead of daytime TV, there’s the water cooler. And there will definitely be consequences if you skip.

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Navigating Your Career in Today’s Work World

If you want to survive — and thrive — in today’s work world, you have to be aware and you have to be prepared.

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Acing the Job Interview

Think of an interview like an audition — your appearance and performance are critical if you want to land the part.

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Negotiating Salary and Benefits

As a recent graduate, you’re probably just so happy to be offered a job that the thought of negotiating a salary never crosses your mind. And benefits, that’s what parents are for, right? Not exactly!

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Preparing for the New Work World

You’re set! You can handle the new work world, because you’re all about challenge and change!

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