education-portal.com - College students are often portrayed as frugal, and with goodreason. Many students support themselves with a limited budgetwhile others may be living on the limited funds their parents allotthem. If you're on a tight budget while you're in college, thereare tricks for saving money that may reduce your chances of eatingnothing but ramen noodles and mac and cheese.
Try looking for scholarships. You may think that you're nolonger eligible for scholarships since you're a college student,but this isn't true. Your school or other foundations may offerscholarship programs that can save you loads of money on collegetuition. For further information you may want to trywww.findaid.org or www.college-scholarships.com.
Shop around for student loans. Just like choosing a creditcard company, you should try going to different banks to see whattypes of interest rates are available. You may want to choose thetype of loan that begins charging you interest after you'refinished with college--not the type of loan that charges youinterest while you're in school.
Ask your friends if you could borrow their books. You willprobably have friends who take a lot of the same courses that youdo, so why not ask to use their books if they're not using them?
Buy books from your friends. If your friend no longer wantsthe book, you may be able to buy it. Why would a friend sell it toyou? Because you're probably going to pay more money than thebookstore would it it were sold back there.
Check out school ads for used textbooks. Books in schoolclassifieds are usually less than what the bookstore would chargefor them. Before purchasing, make sure that the book is the correctedition that your professor will be using and check the conditionof the book.
Buy used textbooks online. Many retailers offer books atcheaper prices than school bookstores. Make sure that you have theright edition by checking the ISBN numbers. Plan ahead. Shippingmay take awhile.
Look for sales. Check the local paper or flyers sent throughthe mail to find good deals on your favorite snacks or basic foodstaples.
Share your food. If you share the food expenses with yourroommate, you may be able to save some money. Just make sure thatyou get your fair share of the food.
Cut back on junk food. Junk food is often expensive. Why payso much money for something that isn't going to keep you healthy orsatisfied?
Share a meal. If you're eating out, you may want to share ameal with a friend. Many restaurants have such large portions thatyou can share a meal and still feel full.
Go to restaurants that don't have waiters. Many restaurantsin college towns have restaurants that have you order at the cashregister and pick up the food at the counter. This type of diningallows you to save money on the tip. Plus, these restaurants oftenhave more reasonable prices.
Look for student discounts. Some restaurants, bars, movietheaters and stores offer student discounts.
Try the matinee. Often the matinee showing is a morereasonably priced than peak or prime time hour showings.
Cut back on electronic toys. Do you really need the latestmp3 player? Do you really need the newest game system? How oftenare you going to use it? These are some questions you willdefinitely want to consider before making a purchase.
Shop around for a reasonable cell phone plan. Try to find aplan that works best for the type of calls you make the most. Doyou call your family or friends most often? Do you need a longdistance plan? Do you text message often?
Try filling your prescriptions at your school's healthcenter. Sometimes campus health centers will fill yourprescriptions for a fraction of the cost of a regular pharmacy.
See a doctor on campus. If you feel sick, you may want toconsider seeing a doctor or a nurse practitioner on campus. Theseservices are often free.
Bike, walk or take the bus to school. These alternatives mayhelp you save money on gas and alleviate some of the stress you mayexperience trying to park on campus.
Go to the on-campus gym. Access to this gym equipment isusually free. If you want to take group classes, however, beprepared to pay a fee.
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