Did you know that most schools require you to put money down to secure your spot in college? This is called a tuition deposit. Many schools also have a housing deposit if you are going to live on campus. Don't wait until March or April to make a tuition deposit plan. Figure out how much money you might need and let's make a plan to help you get there. If a relative or your parents plan on paying it for you, talk about setting that money aside in chunks instead of paying it as a lump sum.