Saving Money at University

Being a student can be difficult sometimes. Professors can be demanding and living away from home for the first time can be stressful. To make things even more difficult, students are usually on a tight budget and can’t afford to buy much. So what are the best ways for new students to save some money?

The first piece of advice is to look into getting a scholarship. There are thousands of scholarships available from different organizations. Having a scholarship that you don’t need to pay back not only helps you during your studies. It also means less stress for you after graduating. Universities often have advisors who can sit down and work with you to help find scholarships that might apply to you. You can also find many scholarships online with a quick web search.

Another way to save some money is to plan your courses very carefully. To do this, you need a firm understanding of which courses you need to graduate on time. If you don’t carefully plan the path of your courses, you may need to spend an extra year in university to get your degree. This means paying another year’s worth of tuition fees. That can be really expensive!

Buying used textbooks and selling your old ones can also help you save loads of cash. Buying new textbooks for all your courses can cost more than $500. Before buying new ones, make sure to check out the used bookstores. Even if your university doesn’t have a used bookstore, you can probably find the same textbook online for much cheaper.

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