Don’t Ever Buy Textbooks for College… …unless you absolutely have to

I am in Biology 101 this quarter (yes I know, easy class, but it fulfills a GEC; General Education Credit), and the book was supposed to be about $100. Previously, I’d always been a good boy and purchased every textbook for every class. I shared a textbook a few times, but even then I helped … Read more Don’t Ever Buy Textbooks for College… …unless you absolutely have to

Biggest College Ripoffs — And How to Avoid Them

For some reason, college students seem to get scammed quite a bit. Unfortunately, all of the scams and rip-offs cannot be avoided, but there are some good ways to help ease the pain. Here are some of the biggest rip-offs on college campuses, and some suggestions for avoiding them. Textbooks There may be no greater … Read more Biggest College Ripoffs — And How to Avoid Them

101 Things I Learned During My Freshman Year of College

I was reminiscing about freshman year with my friend the other day, which got me thinking, “what the heck did I learn my freshman year?” I suppose I learned a lot of things, I forgot some others things (math being one of them, as I took my last math class ever and decided I was … Read more 101 Things I Learned During My Freshman Year of College

32 Weird Scholarships Almost Anyone Can Get

If you’re anything like me, you’ll try to get some extra cash for college any way you can. There are loads of scholarships available for students based on grades and need. However, there are some really strange and unique scholarships out there that one would do well to consider applying for. Almost anyone could qualify … Read more 32 Weird Scholarships Almost Anyone Can Get

7 Surefire Ways to Save Serious Cash in College

For me, college is not only a time of studying, meeting new people, and having new life experiences; it is also a time for being broke, spending outrageous amounts of money on tuition and books, and sometimes being forced to live paycheck to paycheck. I am always looking for new ways to save cash, so … Read more 7 Surefire Ways to Save Serious Cash in College

7 Money Saving Questions to Ask Your College

1. What percent of my need will you meet? Remember that EFC, or expected family contribution that the FAFSA determined? Some colleges will meet 100% of your need. Need again is defined as the cost of the college minus your EFC. So what does it mean if a college says they will meet 100% of … Read more 7 Money Saving Questions to Ask Your College