When you’re in chiropractic college, you are signing up for a full-time job. So if you are anything like me, you start to think well, how am I going to work to put myself through school?
Most students do not work, but instead rely on their financial aid that they receive at the beginning of each trimester. A couple of tips I’ve learned for living off a chiropractic student salary:
1. Pay off as many bills at the beginning of the trimester as possible. This way that money is already out of the account. Also, if you are comfortable with having a roommate, go that route! Doing this will save you so much money because you are able to split the bills between at least two people!
2. Try to determine how much money you will spend on groceries, gas, electric, etc. All those little bills that will add up, but you cannot pay in advance. By doing this, you have an idea of how much you plan to spend each month.
3. Now for the fun part! What money do you have left over? Look into what extracurricular activities you might be interested in doing throughout the trimester, such as attending Cleveland Day at Arrowhead Stadium, or starting to get your acupuncture hours. Get the prices for those events and decide on your top two or three, depending on what you can afford that trimester.
4. After getting the groove of going to school full time, maybe look into getting a work study position at Cleveland University- KC. There is a huge advantage to having a work study position compared to an off campus job…your boss understands that you are a student first.
Hopefully these tips will help for an easier adjustment to getting paid three times a year! With a little planning and budgeting, it is possible to do all that you want while still being a student!
Becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) at CUKC
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a private, nonprofit university specializing in chiropractic and the health sciences. Our chiropractic history started in 1922, and today, more than one out of every 10 chiropractors in the United States have earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from our College of Chiropractic.
In addition to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree you can complete in 3.3 years, some students choose a concurrent B.S./Chiropractic degree (D.C.) program that can reduce the amount of time in school by up to a year.
The CUKC campus is in Overland Park, Kansas, a Kansas City area suburb of 190,000 people. Overland Park is recognized for its family-friendliness and livability.
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