It is now the middle of our fall semester, and it is so easy to lose track of how many flex dollars you have left, but it is also just as easy to keep track and maximize your flex so you can save money during your time at Maryville College! There are many ways to make the most of your flex too!
One of many ways to maximize your flex is to ask for a receipt after making a purchase using your flex dollars. Your flex balance will be located on the bottom of your receipt. By keeping track, you can be prepared to buy more flex dollars if needed when our flex sale comes around in November! Keeping track of how much flex you use can also prepare you for the upcoming school year. If you know how much flex you normally use, you can prepare by purchasing the appropriate package for yourself when you are buying next year’s meal plan. If you use more flex than you purchased, you can save money by buying a bigger flex plan and saving money overall by bundling it all at once.
Some students are not as big on spending though, and sometimes do not use all of their flex by the end of the semester, but lucky for them, because flex dollars do carry over to spring semester, so you have plenty more time to take advantage of the flex that you have purchased! Just make sure that it all gets spent by the end of the year, or your money spent will go to waste, as flex dollars do not carry over to the next school year!
It is crucial that students keep track and budget their flex in order to make the most of it and not waste any of the money they have spent on flex dollars, or not spend more than they have to by planning ahead when purchasing next year’s flex. Stay aware of your balance and you will always be ahead of the game!