Okay, freshmen: Getting away from your parents can be a liberating experience. It’s an opportunity to prove you’re an adult and can do it on your own. However, this newfound freedom comes with a down side: its expensive being an adult. As you’ll probably soon find out, things cost more than you think they do, something your parents probably tried explaining for the last 18 years. To get you set for your first year of college here are some freshmen financial tips to help ensure you don’t end up breaking to bank to pay for your new-found independence.