7 Clever Money-Saving Hacks For College Students

For those who choose to attend a traditional university, college is a time of mixed blessings. On one hand, you’re young and aside from school, have the least amount of responsibility of your entire life. On the other, you’re probably not employed (or at least not very lucratively), own few home furnishings, and would rather stay up until dawn than address “adult” tasks like grocery shopping or laundry.

In short, the broke college student is more fact than fiction, especially in a time of skyrocketing student debt. But there’s a lot to learn during this time of your life, both in and out of the classroom. The four (or five) years you spend at University are a time to become a better student of life, learning how to navigate its curveballs and challenges, in addition to getting on the Dean’s List.

Chances are, you’re not a working mom or stay at home Dad, so the usual money-saving tips probably don’t apply to your lifestyle. That’s why we’ve rounded up some funny and age-appropriate hacks that can be better implemented into your lifestyle. From learning how to study efficiently to scoping out hidden student discounts, this is one infographic you’ll want to bookmark until Graduation Day.

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67 comments

Sonia V.
Sonia Valencia1 years ago

good tips I done some of these already!

Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez1 years ago

flagged Julia T as spam

Will show this article to darling son, who seems to think he'll have all the money in the world next fall as he starts college...

Debbie Miller
Debbie false2 years ago

Some of this advice seems like it would be truly helpful for college students! Wish I had known about them when I went to school.

Amber N.
Amber N.2 years ago

Talking to your professors can help you in many ways. My friend was rejected for the work study program, but one of her professors said she could work for him when she told him about it.

Rhonda Bird
Rhonda B.2 years ago

I just flagged Julia T for spam and RebaM again for spam.

Rhonda Bird
Rhonda B.2 years ago

Send lots of time studying.

Yogesh Khandke
Yogesh Khandke2 years ago

Spend time studying, will save money and time spent on entertainment.

Julia T.
Julia T.2 years ago

my classmate's ex-wife makes USA dollars===73 hourly on the laptop . She has been fired for 8 months but last month her pay check was USA dollars===21761 just working on the laptop for a few hours. try this out ....,,,..,.
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Ganaisha Calvin
Ganaisha Calvin2 years ago

i love unconventional cooking

Anne F.
Anne F.2 years ago

humorous article - but handy for those about to become starving college students -