College is a minefield of financial disaster, but it also offers unique opportunities to save money. A combination of marketing forces and old-fashioned sympathy for starving students presents cost-cutting opportunities for those who keep their eyes open.
A post on Frugal Beautiful lists ways for students to slash expenses:
* Ask for a student discount, even when there doesn’t appear to be one. You never know when someone behind the counter will feel for your low-income, high-studying plight and cut you a break.
* Don’t buy textbooks. Look for interlibrary loans, rentals and other students who will lend you overpriced books.
* Examine bills from your school closely. Check your school billing department’s math and make sure you’re not getting stuck with unnecessary fees. You may find an error that will save you big.
Saving Money as a Student: My Top Frugal Hacks [Frugal Beautiful]