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7. Find A Job

If you can fit it into your busy class schedule, a part-time job is a great way to bring in some extra income and give y­ou some more flexibility with your spending. Waiting tables or delivering food can bring in great tips, and college-town restaurants are almost always looking for new help. A great way to earn some money and get some studying done is to work at your university’s library. It’s not a very demanding job and is usually quiet, so you can read for class and get paid at the same time.

Be Smart About Apartment Living

I­f you’re not living in the dorms, split the rent with a few roommates. When thinking about appliances, see if your apartment complex provides handy accessories. If your parents or friends have any old appliances lying around, ask them if they’d be willing to part with them. Electricity, water and heating bills can be costly, so do your best to conserve– turn off lights when you’re not in the room, use as little water as possible by taking fast showers and use the gas and heat sparingly.

Look For Scholarships

If you’reapplying for college right now or thinking about transferring to another school, it doesn’t hurt to do some research on various types of financial aid provided by the school.­

Aside from the obvious chunk of cash you’ll save in the long run, several scholarships offer all sorts of perks and benefits — semester stipends, group trips, special access to useful resources, et cetera. If you’re already enrolled but haven’t received any aid, keep trying! If your grades are good and you show you mean business, many scholarship programs give you the opportunity to apply each semester.