51 Ways To Save Money In College

Learning how to manage money on a tight budget, pay down debt, control spending, and make money may be among the best lessons they get in college.

Parents, I encourage you to share our list with your college-bound students. Likewise, if you are on your way to college, there are ways your parents may be able to help you as well.

1. You should be working during the summer to have some spending money. 2. Take Advanced Placement (AP) courses, if offered in high school.

3. Apply for work-study, grants, and scholarships. 4. Attend a community college for the first two years at lower tuition rates.

5. Don’t buy new textbooks. Instead, look to rent your books from Chegg, Amazon, or Barnes & Nobles. They may also sell your textbooks in ebook form.

6. Find out about amenities offered on and around campus. See if there are discounts for school supplies and laptops.

7. Use your college library and the public library for your books, ebooks, music, and videos. 8. Students should learn about respective school resources. Take advantage of free help like tutoring, writing, computer IT, and printing.

9. Live at home if you are near campus. At the very least, you may be able to do your laundry and pick up snacks in a pinch.

10. Having a car at school is expensive. Everyone will want you to drive them and will rarely pay you back for gas. Check out public transportation and look for student discounts.

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