Four photos of either a bus or car

Having a car on campus can be a convenient way of getting around. If you’re living in an apartment, it must be a struggle taking a bus to do grocery shopping. Getting to the grocery store is one thing but carrying multiple bags of food on the bus back to your apartment might require some work. Or even worse, having to walk to the store and back on a Sunday, when the bus system isn’t even running until late afternoon. We’ve all been there. And you’re probably debating whether you should bring your car to campus just to make your life easier.

Two pottery piggy banks on UIUC quad

Welcome to our new blog, Be Centsible -- written by college students, for college students. Be Centsible features answers to personal finance questions. Our goal? To provide practical, unbiased, research-based strategies that will help you stretch your dollars, explore your money-related values, and build your financial capacity.

All blog posts are peer-reviewed as well as reviewed by Illinois Extension educators and staff.