It's important to consider the types of living expenses you'll encounter as a student, in addition to tuition and fees. Reviewing your income and expenses is an important habit to build early—and there are many resources to access for help along the way.
UCalgary MoneySmart: this Enrolment Services program provides free workshops, resources, and one-on-one financial advising for students on budgeting, banking, saving money, filing taxes, using credit, and much more! Learn more.
Budgeting apps: there are lots of free phone apps you can use to help keep track of your spending. Examples include Acorns, Every Dollar, Wally, and Mint. Check your app store to see what works best for you.