Being myself a student I’m fully aware of all of the potential cost-savings that can come along with pursuing a higher education. Of course these cost-savings don’t come cheaply: paying for college can cost thousands to tens of thousands of dollars a year. But you’re already paying for that right? You might as well take full advantage of what you’re paying for and listed below are 4 ways to do just that.
- Cancel your magazine and newspaper subscriptions. The library at your university or community college is more than likely well stocked with all of the latest magazines and newspapers. You may not find any of those “special interest” magazines that you keep under your bed, but you’ll likely find all mainstream magazines as well as business and hobby magazines.
- Cancel your gym membership. Many colleges offer unlimited use of their workout facilities. Take advantage of this. There is no point to paying for an expensive gym membership when you probably already have full access to the gym at your school.
- Cancel your Internet. I’m willing to bet that your college offers free Wi-Fi everywhere on campus. I’m also willing to bet that their Internet access is a lot faster than your current one. If you live on campus or close enough to the campus where it’s just a hop skip and a jump away you might consider cancelling your Internet and taking your laptop to school whenever you need (or want) to use the Internet.
- Take your date to school. If you’re looking for a great date idea that doesn’t cost much then look no further than your local college campus. I’m not talking about taking her to your accounting class with you (you’ll not likely have a girlfriend any longer if you do this) but rather taking advantage of the sports courts that your campus has. More than likely your campus has racquetball courts, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and a basketball court. Volleyball and racquetball are my favorites, but maybe your date prefers to play some b-ball. Either way it’s all right there, for you to use.