Here are my ideas: - Depending on your bank, you probably have overdraft protection, meaning if you have $600 in your account, you really have about $900 to work with. - At most banks you can apply for a $500 "student credit card", and some of these banks guarentee automatic approval, just make sure you can show proof of enrollment. I know for a fact that Wells Fargo does this. Then, cash advance th $500, and worry about your resulting bad credit later (your survival is more important right now). - I don't know what state you live in, but in my state there is a law requiring 30 days notice any time 1 person wants to kick another person out of a joint living situation (the fact that it was your parents would be irrelevant). You may want to check into this. Quote:Original post by LessBread Since all the good advice has already been offered, let me say that I hear Uncle Sam needs all the 19 year olds he can get... That of course is a commonly used option, but make sure you know what you're getting into.