7 Things You Need to save up for Your Senior Year of High School ...

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Before my senior year of high school, I wish someone made me aware of just how many things you need to save up for beforehand to avoid being broke the entire year.

I don’t think anyone truly realizes that high school costs mount throughout the senior year.

An average high school senior ends up spending more than $1,400 just for fun senior activities hosted by the school.

All of the fun truly comes at a cost!

So if your senior year is in your future, here are some things you need to save up for in advance.

1. Senior Dues

In addition to many personal things you need to save up for, one of the mandatory payments that you will have to make are senior dues.

Those usually include senior jerseys/t-shirts, yearbook, graduation tickets, cap and gown, and other senior events.

Senior dues usually vary depending on the school but for many they are around $100-$300 dollars.

So if you are planning to help out your parents and pay it out of your own pocket, I suggest you start saving little by little!

2. Senior Trip

While some schools count senior trip in their fee for senior dues, other schools don’t.

So on top of your senior dues, you would have to lay out another $300 if you wish to participate in your class trip.

And let’s face it, no senior wants to miss out on any senior activities that they have been waiting for since the first day of freshman year!

3. Prom

Prom is another exciting senior activity that is usually not included as part of the senior dues.

A single ticket may cost between $90-$200 and you would need to double that if you are paying for your date.2

However aside from purchasing just the tickets, prom requires that you spend money on dresses, suits, limos, corsages, and other expenses depending on your after-prom plans.

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