College Hacks for Saving Money

You’re accepted into college, but what money hacks do you need to know to reduce costs for the next four years? There is a slew of ideas and resources to help stretch your dollars while in college in addition to remembering to apply to FAFSA each year.  While you’re adding a summer job to the list, look for scholarships at your school (and beyond) to apply to.  Make sure you know the deadlines to submit. Miss a scholarship deadline? Put it on your calendar for next year.  Here are a few resources to get you started:

Amazon Prime for Students

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Clothing Retailers


Travel Companies:  Greyhound, Student passes

Student Advantage Card

Lyft Uber


Pocket Points

Discounted newspapers and magazines

Food Pantry Resources

Tech and Software:  Apple, Best Buy

Gym Membership

Free or reduced Health or Dental Care on Campuses with Medical Schools

Good Grade Discounts – Auto Insurance, some credit or debit cards

Museum Admissions

Movie Tickets

Theatre Development Fund

Printing Services –

Email clubs

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