If you get a student refund do NOT spend it all in one day! Instead, sit down and make a list of all your expenses in a month starting with necessities like rent, utilities, food, prescriptions, etc. Add that up for the month and then multiply that with the number of months left until winter break. Keep in mind this will be an estimate. (What I do is I plan my electric to be higher than what it normally is just in case.) If you have left over money, you could either set some aside each week to treat yourself to something, or you could save it in cause of an emergency.
Now let’s say that you don't have money left over. Do not panic, there is time to fix this. You can get a job through Student Employment a couple days a week. There are a lot of job listings on Mountaineer TRAK on campus and off campus. Just make sure you manage your time wisely so you have time to study. Remember, school comes first!