With summer around the corner, and time at a seasonal student job looming closer, most college and university students are facing a different daily commute, many farther away than their regular one to school. Students who don’t have the luxury of owning their own vehicle often assume that the only other option is to spend hours a day squished onto a crowded bus or subway getting way too far into someone’s personal space. There are other options though, so this summer, pass up public transit for a bike to save money, get places faster and get some exercise. Read More
Higher education is expensive, plain and simple. It set’s both parent’s a student’s in debt that takes years to pay off. Some schools are more expensive than others; private vs. public, in state, or out-of-state tuition, or if the school is in a big city or not can contribute to the cost. Specific programs may cost more than others as well. Most places, however, do offer financial aid. Listed are some of the most expensive schools in the United States as of 2011 tuition rates. Read More
Buying textbooks during the first week of class eats a good chunk of change from anyone’s pocket. Selling the books back to the campus bookstore seems like a simple way to get some cash back at the end of the semester, but your campus store won’t necessarily offer you the most money. Read More
It’s no secret that college tuition is rising and college students are taking out more and more loans to cover the difference. Looking at that balance you owe after you collect your college degree, those numbers are both staggering and daunting. According to the Project on Student Debt, the average student loan debt just passed $25,000 in 2011. Twenty-five grand! Imagine what you could do instead with that amount: buy a car, put a down payment on a house, go on a luxurious trip around the world, and many more. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce college tuition costs during your four years at school. Read More
“Saving money” has become a mantra for many college students. Faced with rising tuition costs, student loans, and the inevitable post-graduation debt looming just around the corner, it’s only natural to want a discount now and then, on anything from plane tickets to Paris to a funny poster to brighten up a dorm room. Luckily, StudentUniverse can provide students with these and a host of other deals.
Let’s take a look at some of the perks. Read More
It goes without saying that college students are typically not the most wealthy people in the world. Because this is a well-known fact, many companies have adjusted to this and now have deals and promotions for college students. To help you wade through these discount waters, here is a list of 5 tips to save money in college.
There is nothing more frustrating than seeing the number on your bank statement dwindle. As a college student, I can relate. I started this year like the last two years with a small fortune from my summer job, and end the school year with maybe twenty or so dollars to my name. It is a fact of life that as a college student you will be as broke as a joke, but there are definitely a few small things you can do to manage your money!
Let’s face it: smartphones are becoming a crucial part of our day-to-day lives, as technology is making our lives “easier.” Many people say that smartphones are just making distractions for everyday activities, but in fact, there are some iPhone apps which can actually help! Instead of longing for a personal assistant, you can just use your smartphone to help you stay organized in your busy life as a college student.